Rita Enemuru, Reporting
Following the kidnap of Nollywood veterans, Clemson Cornell and Cynthia Okereke and the demand for $100,000 by their abductors, the Actors Guild of Nigeria has raised the alarm that the body will not be able to raise such a huge amount.
Stonix News had reported that Clemson Cornell and Cynthia Okerekewere kidnapped in Enugu during a movie shoot at a location.
President of the AGN, Emeka Rollas, in an interview with Sunday Scoop, Rollas said members of the body would not be able to raise such whopping sum for their release.
“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,” he lamented.
Responding to how the money is being raised, he said, “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,” he warned.
He added in spite of the ransom amount being requested, the abductors haven’t given an ultimatum on when the ransom should be paid.