The National President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Ejezie Emeka Rollas has issued a serious warning to those (Bloggers), who spread fake news of death and direct attacks of our members on social media.
According to the advise from the president of the organization to bloggers to desist or face the wrath of the law.
This coming few hours after the son of Veteran Actor Pete Edochie, Uche Edochie reacted to rumors flying around that the actor lost his life in an auto crash. Read here.
Statement read below:
There have been series of fake reports of death of major star actors like Olu Jacobs, Kanayo O. Kanayo, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, John Okafor (Ibu), Genevieve Nnaji, Pete Edochie and many others on social media just to generate followers on their blogs and pages.
Mr. Rollas describes such action as callous and warns that the Guild has set up machinery in collaboration with relevant law enforcement agents to track down and apprehend heartless culprits behind these evil acts.
We cannot fold our arms and watch this misdemeanour continue unabated. Therefore, the leadership of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, AGN is collaborating with relevant security agencies with the aid of advanced security equipments to track-down and apprehend culprits and persecute them.
It is inhuman to write obituary of someone alive or peddle fake news to threaten an innocent person just to generate followers on social media handles.
The National President advises those behind this incessant mischief to desist henceforth, before they are caught by the long arms of the law”.