I cannot leave Nigeria for you – Pete Edochie responds to death threat
The well respected legendary Nollywood actor,Pete Edochiehas responded to a series of the threat he had received from the banned Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN. This threat was due to a role, the veteran was featured in
The veteran who is 73 years old during an interview section with the press on Monday had revealed that there were videos circulating the social platforms and some other broadcast messages in the air all over, whose content is just to ban the movie.
in a report, the IMN petitioned the Police boss, Mohammed Adamu to stop the movie from being circulated as it pictures their organization in a bad light
the veteran actor said;
“IF THEY HAVE COMPLAINED TO THE INSPECTOR-GENERAL OF POLICE, AND THE IGP SAYS TO GIVE HIM A COPY OF THE FILM, WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO BECAUSE THE FILM IS NOT IN EXISTENCE YET? IT IS NOT IN CIRCULATION.
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.” HE SAID.
The legendary actor, who said that he is not going to run away from Nigeria because of these threats, urged the IMN to redirect all their complaints and grievances to the producers of the movie and not him.
“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.