Nollywood actors, Cynthia Okereke and Clemson Agbogidi have been released by their abductors; the Actors Guild of Nigeria confirms.
According to a statement released by the guild on its official Instagram page on Wednesday, August 3, the movie stars were released without having any injury.
Both Cynthia Okereke and Clemson Agbogidi were kidnapped on Friday, July 29, on their way back from a movie set at Ozalla town in Enugu state.
Their abductors went ahead to contacted their families, on Saturday, asking for $100,000 as ransom. But the AGN President, Emeka Rollas disclosed that the guild was only able to raise N1.2 million.
The statement read: “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.”
Meanwhile, the statement did not reveal if a ransom was paid for the release of the actors.