Nollywood veteran actors, Clemson Cornell and Cynthia Okereke are reported to have been kidnapped after they left a movie location in Enugu State on Friday 29 July 2022 and have not yet returned home.
The Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) through their Director of communication, Monalisa Chinda made this known in a statement via her Instagram account. She shared that the actors were reported missing after their family members confirmed they didn’t come back from a film location at Ozalla Town, Enugu state.
“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 outskirt of cities to film except full security cover is provided to ensure their safety,” the statement read.
The National President of the AGN, Ejezie Rollas, has said that the money in Cynthia Okereke’s bank account had all been withdrawn, but there has been no call from anyway.
“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)“
Rollas expressed shock and urged the security agencies to speed up investigations that would lead to the actors’ safe rescue. He also appealed to all members to pray for their safe return.
Story: Hilda Katu