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“We Can’t Raise Ransom For [email protected] Actors” — AGN

Just after [email protected] demanded a ransom of $100,000 for the release of two Nollywood actors, Clemson Cornell and Cynthia Okereke, the Actors Guild of Nigeria has said that the guild cannot set aside funds to pay for the ransom.

The association president, Emeka Rollas in an interview with Punch newspaper, said “the Actors Guild of Nigeria cannot set apart funds for rescuing [email protected] actors, because we have not even set aside funds to help ailing actors. The insecurity in the nation is affecting everybody, not only actors.”

Rollas added that they “are liaising with the family. It is not the guild that is supposed to provide the money. Right now, we are still brainstorming on what to do, while the security operatives are also doing their jobs.

“We have already taken a proactive step to say that actors should not go to the outskirts of town to shoot films. Even the ones who are filming in cities should ensure that they have adequate security.”

He further said that no ultimatum had been given on when the money should be paid.

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