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Their abductors mocked me when I said we raised only N1.2m – AGN president speaks on actors kidnap



Their abductors mocked me when I said we raised only N1.2m - AGN president speaks on actors kidnap

The National President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, AGN, Emeka Rollas has shared a new update on the kidnap of veteran actors, Cynthia Okereke and Clemson Cornel.

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Emeka Rollas revealed, while speaking with newsmen on Monday, August 1, that N1.2 million has been raised as against the N41 million ($100,000) demanded by the kidnappers of Nollywood actors Cynthia Okereke and Clemson Cornel.

According to the AGN President, the kidnappers mocked him and other colleagues, adding that they cannot afford the huge ramson despite the lavish lifestyle they display on social media.

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Rollas, stated that during the conversation between him and the abductors, the latter established that other celebrities known for their extravagant lifestyle on Instagram should contribute to pay the $100,000 ransom.

He said: “This is to brief you about the happenings over five days now on our two colleagues abducted a few days back. The situation still remains the same but we are believing God to do His miracles and wonders at this point in time.

“Yesterday, while talking to the abductors, we were trying to explain to them that we were putting some funds together, and we were contributing. We said that we had about N1.2 million. And they started laughing at us.

“They started mocking us and saying ‘all those your celebrities posting on Instagram, how much have they contributed?’ Immediately, it got to me that these people are watching us. It is not the best time to circulate this information on Instagram.”

This is coming after netizens bashed Nollywood actress, Monalisa Chinda for ‘exposing the kidnapped actors to more danger’.

Monalisa, in an Instagram post, stated that considering the little money actors receive, people still think they are wealthy and rich.

Speaking further, she stated that the phone numbers used to communicate with the abductors can and should be traced.

Her statement generated quite a bit of outrage in Nigerians as many called her out for giving kidnappers a hint and exposing the kidnapped victims to more danger.

See some of the reactions below;

kellyfresh22 wrote: “Now she is doing more harm to them than the kidnappers.Which one be the number is traceable. Must you guys say everything out just to chase clouts.Make una dey pray for common sense nah.”


ekymark wrote: “Social media is causing more harm than good.”

maxhubonline wrote: “Chasing clout will not allow us to know the right time to talk and the right thing to talk….madam what if one of them read this?”


iamrealebere wrote: “Why still exposing them to danger by mentioning monitoring and tracking”


eyinimofe232 wrote: “And you think they won’t see this,this is not a smart move at all”


khadi_diamond wrote: “This is nonsense, you’re putting them in more danger,let everything in searching for them been in silent….. Remember those kidnapper are also on social media.”


symply_ammo wrote: “so why post it if it can asily be traced? what happened to catching them unawares?”