The Actors Guild of Nigeria has confirmed the release of two of its members, Cynthia Okereke and Clemson Cornel (Agbogidi), who was kidnapped on Saturday in Enugu State after filming.
In a release shared by the Guild’s Director of Communications, Monalisa Chinda Coker, on Wednesday, the association informed the public that the actors were released unhurt by the kidnappers.
Mrs Chinda revealed that medical checkups and psychological support have been arranged for the actors who spent five days in the kidnapper’s den.
The statement reads, “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.”
The kidnappers had demanded a ransom of $100,000, which the Guild’s National President, Ejezie Rollas, stated could not be raised, in an interview with Sunday Scoop.
Mr Rollas revealed that the abductors mocked their effort when they told them they could only raise N1.2 million.