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‘I was literally abducted at gunpoint by earring wearing men’, actor speaks on his arrest


Nollywood actor Kalu Ikeagwu has released a statement following
reports of his alleged arrest on September 26, 2016.

Soft-sell
magazine Encomium reported that “he was actually arrested by
security agents following a robbery and homicide case
”. 

The
publication reported that the actor was arrested by the security
agents wielding guns arrested him at his home. It revealed that
after his release that same day he told his neighbours, “ that his
personal assistant bought a stolen phone from Computer Village in
Ikeja, and the thieves reportedly killed one of the victims of the
robbery
”. 

Kalu Ikeagwu
(Instagram)

Today, September 28, 2016, Ikeagwu released a statement
on Instagram about his arrest:
Just to
clear the air, I have this to say. I was literally abducted at
gunpoint by earring wearing men purported to be policemen (they
were five) in an unmarked Hiace bus with civilian number plates and
fake identity cards.
“They first claimed to be working on an
abduction Abuja case which changed to a robbery case, all while in
transit. Even on getting to the police station I was not allowed to
go into the premises but was held outside. I repeatedly asked to
go into the station where I’d feel safer to ask whatever questions
that were burning in my mind regarding my traumatic experience. It
did not happen. Instead they told me a phone used for a kidnap was
being sought for,later the story changed to robbery then back to
kidnap.
“As I write this piece I have not written any police
statement in any police station which strikes me as very odd. I’m
still wondering why I was molested and kidnapped just because a
purported phone no was supposedly tracked to phone.
“Why would they
have to harass me when they already had details of the buyer and
seller of the phone? In a legitimate situation,the seller of the
stolen phone should be the key witness in this investigation, but
in this case the police are till now very reluctant to meet the
seller. I know there are mysteries I need to unravel in this case
and I will try to get answers to them.
“It’s so pathetic that one
can get bad publicity from Nigerian media just because they’re so
much in a hurry to copy that they forget the importance of
confirmation from all the parties involved.
“Publishing a story
based solely on a neighbour’s account isn’t true journalism, that’s
pure gossip and slander. We need real facts from the media and we
need protection from the police and not molestation
“.

 

 

 

Kalu Ikeagwu
(Vanguard)

Ikeagwu recently got  to make-up artiste  Ijeoma Eze on June 25, 2016 in Lagos.

The Nollywood actor made his screen debut over 10 years ago and has
starred in many hit series and movies including MNet’s “Doctors’
Quarters
“, “Domino“, “Two Brides and a Baby” and Africa Magic hit
series “Tinsel“.

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