Abducted Nollywood Stars Released N1.2million Ransom

By Damilare Adeleye

The abducted Nollywood actors, Cynthia Okereke and Clemson Cornel (Agbogidi), have regained their freedom from captors.

The Actors Guild of Nigeria confirmed their release on Wednesday in a statement shared by Monalisa Chinda Coker, the Guild’s Director of Communication.

Recall that the two movie stars were abducted in Enugu State after working on a film set on Saturday.

The association, however, informed the public that the abductors were “touched by the spirit of God” and set the Thespians free.

The statement read in part, “This is to inform the public that the kidnapped actors, Cynthia Okereke and Clemson Cornel, have been released, unhurt. The elated National President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Ejezie Rollas, announced their release by the abductors who were touched by spirit of God to set them free and unharmed.

“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 the Nollywood industry and Nigerians at large for the support and prayers during this trying period.

“He urged members to be security conscious on and off movie sets and always take precautionary measures on their security at all times.”

Mr. Rollas said while a sum of N1.2million was raised, the abductors mocked their efforts.