Nollywood actor, Pete Edochie has cried out after his life was threatened over his involvement in a multi-million naira film sponsored by the Nigerian Military aimed toward depicting the Islamic Motion in Nigeria as a terrorist organisation.
In response to SaharaReporters, the film titled “Deadly Vanity” was sponsored by the Nigerian Military as a part of a canopy up of the December 2015 bloodbath of Shiites by troopers.
Over 348 individuals have been stated to have been killed, with 347 our bodies secretly buried by the military in a mass grave throughout that incident.
Within the film shot in Enugu State and produced by Anosike Kingsley Orji, Edochie was featured in a task with an outfit resembling Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, chief of the IMN, who has been in detention since December 2015.
Reacting in a 12-minute video following the backlash that has greeted the film manufacturing, the Nollywood actor claimed that he was not conscious of the theme and script of the movie earlier than accepting the contract to function in it.
He disclosed that he additionally minimised his function within the movie manufacturing as a visitor actor and requested Nigerians to not condemn the film till it was launched.
He stated, “I don’t perceive what the IMN is driving at. The movie we shot just isn’t even out, it has not been edited, the manufacturing just isn’t full.
“If they’ve complained to the Inspector-Normal of Police, and the IGP says give me a replica of the movie, what are we going to do as a result of the movie just isn’t in existence but, it’s not in circulation.
“I’m alleged to have performed a task that ridiculed their boss, chief, whoever is in control of their group.
“I’m suggesting that you just wait, preserve your gunpowder dry, when the movie is launched, now you can make your grumbles recognized to the Inspector-Normal of Police.
“No matter is being achieved now could be untimely, it’s not correct.
“Deadly Vanity, no matter it’s, no matter it offers with, I feel the perfect factor to do is to attend till the manufacturing comes out.”
The veteran actor went forward to lift the alarm over the menace to his life for appearing within the controversial film.
He added, “I didn’t write it, the movie was produced by Kingsley Orji Anosike. If you wish to specific resentment over the manufacturing, which you haven’t watched, direct your grievances to the producer of the movie to not Pete Edochie who’s a mere actor, it doesn’t concern me.
“I thank all these individuals who out of concern knowledgeable me of the marketing campaign of deliberation of my particular person, the organised menace of my particular person by IMN, I thanks all. I’m a free born of Nigeria, I used to be born and raised in Nigeria. I’m not going to run away from Nigeria as a result of a number of people assume they need issues achieved in their very own method.”
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