Nollywood Actress Cynthia Okereke Recounts Ordeal In Kidnappers Den
Veteran Nollywood actress Cynthia Okereke who was recently released by her abductors has narrated her ordeal.
The actress and her colleague Clemson Cornell were abducted in Enugu state while coming from a set last week. Their kidnappers reportedly demanded for $100,000 ransom.
Here is how the actress narrated her ordeal in a chat with Punch NG.
“They told me I was not the one they were looking for. They stated that since they could not get who they originally wanted, they had to take me. It was a coincidence.”
“A ransom was paid. I don’t want it to go viral, but ransom was paid. My husband was the one who took the ransom to Ngwa in Abia State.”
“They did not give me any food. For the first two days I was there, I was not given any food. It was on the third day they gave me milk and a malt drink. Because my stomach was empty, I knew that I would vomit if I took it, so I declined.”
“When they captured us at Centenary Junction in Enugu, they said, ‘Cynthia Okereke, you think we don’t know you’? So, I asked them what they wanted and pleaded that they should take my car when they shot into the air. They said they did not need the car.”
“We were wrapped with a trampoline and taken to an unknown destination. It was the following morning that one of them asked me if I know where I was. I said I didn’t no, and told me we were in Ebonyi State.”
“They said Nollywood is not supporting Nnamdi Kanu (founder of the Indigenous People of Biafra), IPOB, that we should come out en masse to support him. According to them, ‘Kanu is fighting for every one (Igbo people).”