Nigerian Nollywood actors Clemson Cornel Agbogidi, and his industry colleague, Actress Cynthia Okereke, has been released by their captors. The announcement of their release was made by the Actors Guild of Nigeria, via a made that was made on the organization’s official IG page on Wednesday, it reads;
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“This is to gladly inform the public that the kidnapped actors Cynthia Okereke and Clemson Cornel Agbogidi have been released unhurt.
The elated National President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Ejezie Emeka Rollas announced their release by the abductors who were touched by the 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 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 times.
In a video clip on social media, he said
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“While talking to the abductors, we were trying to explain to them that we were putting some funds together, we were contributing. We said that we have about ₦1.2 million. And they started laughing at us.
“They started mocking us and saying, ‘all those your celebrities posting on Instagram, why haven’t they contributed?’
The 2 actors who were kidnapped have been released but the statement didn’t say if a ransom was paid for their release, but the kidnappers had earlier made a demand of $100,000 as ransom to be paid before they will be released.