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“We can’t raise ransom for kidnapped actors”



The President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Emeka Rollas has dashed the hopes of many who relied on the guild for the demanded ransom for Nollywood veteran actors, Clemson Cornell and Cynthia Okereke’s launch.

Noting that the AGN can not put aside funds to pay the ransom of their kidnapped members, the Rollas submitted that the guild hasn’t even put aside funds for its ailing actors.

Abductors of popular actors, Cynthia Okereke and Clemson Cornel demand $100k ransom

He maintained that insecurity in Nigeria is affecting everybody and never solely the actors.

Recall that two members of the AGN, Clemson Cornell and Cynthia Okereke, have been kidnapped in Enugu, and their kidnappers have demanded a ransom of $100,000.

Talking in an interview with The PUNCH, Emeka Rollas was quoted as saying: “The Actors Guild of Nigeria can not set aside funds for rescuing kidnapped actors, as a result of we’ve got not even put aside funds to assist ailing actors. The insecurity within the nation is affecting everyone, not solely actors.”

Abductors of popular actors, Cynthia Okereke and Clemson Cornel demand $100k ransom

When requested how the AGN is planning to boost cash for the discharge of the kidnapped actors, he mentioned, “We’re liasing with the household. It’s not the guild that’s supposed to offer the cash. Proper now, we’re nonetheless brainstorming on what to do, whereas the safety operatives are additionally doing their jobs.

“We now have already taken a proactive step to say that actors mustn’t go to the outskirts of city to shoot movies. Even those who’re filming in cities ought to be sure that they’ve sufficient safety.”

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