The President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Emeka Rollas, has said that the guild cannot set aside funds to pay the ransom for kidnapped actors Cnythia Okereke and Clemson Cornel.
Emeka said this interview with Punch published on Sunday.
He said: “The Actors Guild of Nigeria cannot set apart funds for rescuing kidnapped actors, because we have not even set aside funds to help ailing actors. The insecurity in the nation is affecting everybody, not only actors.”
Speaking further, the AGN president said it is not the responsibility of the guild to provide the $100k demanded for their release but they are working with the actors’ families.
“We are liasing 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.”
Qed.ng on Friday reported that Cynthia Okereke and Clemson Cornel, popularly known as Agbogidi, were declared missing.
The actors were reported missing after their family members confirmed they did not come back from a film location at Ozalla Town, Enugu State.