Veteran actor Pete Edochie has calmly responded to death threats on his life after he featured in a yet-to-released movie that has offended Muslims in the country.
Speaking to Saraha Reporters in an interview, Pete Edochie said he’s a merely an actor an actor who interpeted the script as given to him so if people have issues, they should take to the doorstep pf the producer, Kingsley Orji Anosike. He also added that in any case, aggrieved party have petitoned the IGP so they should let him be and stop all this theats on his life.
He said: “I’m supposed to have played a role that ridiculed their boss, chief, whoever is in charge of their group. I am suggesting that you wait, keep your gunpowder dry, when the film is released. You can now make your grumbles known to the IGP. Whatever is being done now is premature, it is not proper. Fatal Arrogance, whatever it deals with, the best thing is to wait until it comes out.
My name in the film is Alhaji Shasha Kurungu. I’m not aware there’s a leader of any religious sect in Nigeria who answers that. If there is, it’s a pure coincidence; the name is fictional,” he added. “If you want to express resentment over a production you haven’t watched, direct your grievances to the producer of the film, not to Pete Edochie who is a mere actor, it does not concern me.
I did not write it, the film was produced by Kingsley Orji Anosike. I thank all those people who informed me of the campaign, denigration, and the organized threat of my person by the IMN. I thank you all. I’m a free-born of Nigeria, I was born and raised in Nigeria. I’m not going to run away from this country because a few individuals think they want things done in their own way.