Nollywood actors Cynthia Okereke and Clemson Cornel have been released by their kidnappers. This is according to a statement which was released on Wednesday, 3rd August 2022, by the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) via its official Instagram account.
The report, signed by the guild’s Director of Communications, Monalisa Chinda Coker, states that the movie stars were released unhurt and in healthy conditions.
“This is to gladly inform the public that the kidnapped actors Cynthia Okereke and Clemson Cornel Agbogidi have been released unhurt”.
The National President of the AGN, Ejezie Emeka Rollas, who announced their release, further explained that the abductors released them after being touched by the spirit of God.
“The Guild has arranged for medical checks and psychological support for the victims. On behalf of their families, the National President expressed our heartfelt appreciation to Nollywood industry and Nigerians at large for the support and prayers during the trying period”, the statement read in part.
In the statement, Rollas urged members to be security conscious on and off film sets and always take precautionary measures on their personal security at all times.
The Nollywood stars were kidnapped Friday 29 July 2022, while they were returning from a movie set at Ozalla town in Enugu state. The kidnappers had made an initial demand of 71 million naira for their release.
Story: Hilda Katu