Actors Guild yesterday announced that two Nollywood actors abducted at a location in Enugu last week are free from their kidnappers.

Kidnappers seized the actors, Cynthia Okereke and Clemson Cornel, aka Agbogidi, at Ozalla in Nkanu West LGA where they had gone to shoot a movie.

No ransom was paid for their release, Guild spokesperson, Monalisa Chinda, said in a statement.

Instead, he said the kidnappers were “touched by the spirit of God” to set their captives free.

“The guild has arranged for medical tests and psychological support,” Chinda said.

She expressed appreciation to industry players who rallied to contribute toward the hefty $100,000 ransom demand for their release.

Cynthia Okereke

Guild President, Ejezie added comic relief to the story by disclosing that the kidnappers mocked their effort to raise the ransom.

The kidnappers scoffed at efforts to raise money which yielded only N1.2 million, Ejezie said.

They did not touch the money, he added, but allowed them go free.

Ejezie did not mention anything about the role of the police in securing their release. Last week, he expressed a feeling of helplessness.

“We are also working closely with the different security operatives. But we are not sure what to expect from them because the same thing is happening everywhere in the country.”

Kidnappers abducted the actors at a location in Ozalla, Nkanu West on Wednesday 27 July, the family disclosed,

Enugu Police Command spokesperson, DSP Ndukwe said they received a missing person report for one person. Police stepped up investigation after retrieving Ms Oketeke’s car, he said.

Kidnappers free Nollywood actors without ransom

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