Nollywood actor arrested for kidnapping, robbery

The crave for quick money has pushed an upcoming Nollywood actor into crime.

A young man who claims to be a Nollywood actor and up coming music act, (name withheld) has been nabbed by operatives of Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, FSARS, Adeniji Adele, Lagos, in connection with the kidnap of a female banker at Mile 2 area of the state.

As reported by the Vanguard Newspaper, the 28-year-old actor and two of his partners in crime, were said to have kept their victim in an uncompleted building in Mowe, Ogun State for four days, while waiting for her family to raise the ransom they demanded and it was in the process of sharing the loot that their luck ran out and they were arrested by the policce.

While parading the said actor, Commissioner of Police in charge of the FSARS, Chris Ezike, said his squad, acting on a tip-off, deployed teams of policemen to the hide-out, where the suspected kidnappers were rounded up and their victim rescued.

"The suspects were six in number. But three are on the run and we are on their trail.

During interrogation, the actor said six of them came in a Toyota Corolla car and immediately they saw their target coming out of her Toyota Camry car, they pointed guns at her and drove her to their hideout in Mowe.

He has confessed that himself and Jack drove the victim’s car to Akerele area of Surulere, where they sold it for N250,000. He said he got N100,000, while Jack took the rest.

They also sold their victim’s jewellery for N8,000 and her pair of shoes for N3,700.

He also stated that his share of the ransom was N450,000, but did not disclose how much they got, as the bargain was done between Jack and the victim’s family."

The Enugu State born actor who said he has acted in such Nollywood movies like The Eves, Friday Night, Witches Club, Palace Club and Mountain High as well as released two music albums in 2008 and 2014, claimed he was introduced into the act by the leader of the gang whose identity he gave as Jack.

He said Jack masterminded the kidnap of the female banker, who was his former boss.

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