Breaking: Kidnapped Nollywood Stars Regain Freedom
The Actor Guild of Nigeria (AGN) has announced that two of its members Cynthia Okereke and Clemson Cornel Agbogidi have been released by their abductors unhurt.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by the National President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Ejezie Emeka Rollas, and released by Monalisa Chinda-Coker, the Director of Communications for the Actors Guild of Nigeria, on Wednesday.
The statement read in part: “This is to gladly inform the public that the kidnapped actors, Cynthia Okereke and Clemson Cornel Agbogidi have been released unhurt.
“The actors’ body maintains that the abductors were touched by the Spirit of God to release the actors free of charge without collecting any ransom.”
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According to the statement, the body has already arranged medical checks and psychological support for the victims.
“On behalf of their families, the National President expressed our heartfelt appreciation to the Nollywood industry and Nigerians at large for the support and prayers during the trying period. He urged members to be security conscious on and off film sets and always take precautionary measures on their personal security at all,” the statement said.
The Nollywood stars were abducted on Friday July 29, 2022 while returning from a movie location at Ozilla town in Enugu state.
Blueprint had reported that the kidnappers demanded $100,000 before they could set the actors free.
AN24 TV reported on July 29 that the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) raised the alarm over the sudden disappearance of their colleagues, Cynthia Okereke and Clemson Cornell.
The body stated that the actors had been kidnapped after they left a movie location in Enugu State.