The President of the Actors
Guild of Nigeria, Emeka Rollas, has given an update on the alleged
abduction of some Nollywood actors.
Recall that Naija News had
earlier reported that a statement, signed by the Director of Communications of
the AGN, Monalisa Chinda-Coker, stated that the two actors, Cynthia Okereke and
Clemson Cornell (Agbogidi) were suspected to have been kidnapped.
The statement reads: “THE TWO
MEMBERS WERE SUSPECTED OF HAVING BEEN KIDNAPPED, WHICH HAS INCREASED FEAR
AMONGST MEMBERS ABOUT THE SAFETY OF ACTORS FILMING IN THE COUNTRY.
“BECAUSE OF THIS SAD
DEVELOPMENT, THE NATIONAL PRESIDENT OF THE GUILD, EJEZIE EMEKA ROLLAS, HAS
INSTRUCTED ALL ACTORS TO AVOID GOING TO THE OUTSKIRTS OF CITIES TO FILM EXCEPT
FULL SECURITY COVER IS PROVIDED TO ENSURE THEIR SAFETY.”
However, in an interview with
Saturday Beats, Rollas explained that the condition of the missing persons had
not been confirmed yet.
He went on to state that all
the money in Okereke’s account had been cleared.
He said: “We have not
confirmed the kidnap as it were. the only thing we know is that all the money
in Cynthia Okereke’s account was cleared this morning (Friday).
“we are expecting to get a
kind of signal from the people holding them hostage to know whether it is a
kidnapping or not.”