Saturday, August 31, 2013

ANCOP Petitions EFCC Over Akpabio’s N50m Largesse! Wants Stephaine Okereke, Others Arrested

Culled from Vanguard

The Nigerian movie industry otherwise known as Nollywood is poised for a showdown as the Association of Nollywood Core Producers,ANCOP, has petitioned EFCC and SFU over the N50 million largesse donated by Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom State to support the industry.

The association is alleging massive fraud in the disbursement of the fund. It has petitioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Special Fraud Unit (SFU) to investigate the matter.


According to a copy of the petition made available to HVP, signed by the association’s President, Comrade Alex Eyengho, the group is asking the agencies to invite the National President of the Association of Movie Producers, AMP, Zik Zulu Okafor, the National President of the Directors Guild of Nigeria, DGN, Andy Amenechi; the Secretary General of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, AGN, Yakubu Abubakar and actress Stephanie Okereke- Linus Idahosa for obtaining the fund and disbursing it without the consent of the industry’s stakeholders.

Part of the petition dated August 19, 2013 and addressed jointly to the EFCC and SFU, read thus:

“On June 15, 2013, news broke out that some Nollywood stakeholders under the auspices of a non-existent ‘Guild of Nollywood Stars’ visited Governor Akpabio in his office in Uyo for the purpose of collecting the N50 million pledge to Nollywood.

“The Governor presented to the visitors a prototype post-dated (25-06- 2013) Zenith bank cheque number 00063639 with Akwa Ibom State Government as the account name, issued in favour of Guild of Nollywood Stars. “We also gathered that the Governor, in his usual generosity, gave each of the visitors N500, 000 cash. “Expectedly, the massive publicity given to the entire episode by the press generated heated debates. In fact, it polarised the industry till today.

“Suspecting fraud, ANCOP immediately raised the red flag when it queried the use of a non-existent ‘Guild of Nollywood Stars’ to access the N50 million pledge, by those who visited Governor Akpabio.

“We are demanding that you immediately commence a full-blown investigation into the alleged fraudent act over the N50 million Governor Akpabio gave to Nollywood to carry out a specific task but now domiciled in the account of one of the the over 30 associations and guilds in Nollywood…Sir, anything short of this is an invitation to anarchy in Nollywood.”

33 comments:

  1. when their careers start heading south,thats when they remember guild politics.will genevieve,rita dominic and co be chasing money about shamelessly like this stephanie?
    i truly hope the industry will be sanitised and all the waka pass,half baked artistes like stephanie okereke,tonto dike and the rest using nollywood as a platform for their prostitution will be swept out of the way.

    the continued overhyping of fake stars who can't successfully audition and get a waka pass role in hollywood is the reason why steven spielberg and co have absolutely no idea who omotola is yet some people regard her as a god in NIG

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    1. Lucabracee... easy with the harsh and cruel words. Its very undignifying of you.

      Mind you these are merely still allegations. Dont be quick to cast judgement. Whateva happened to 'innocent until proven guilty'. While I am not a big fan of Stephaine Okereke I must admit she is one of the better actresses on this side.

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    2. You are absolutely correct, its a platform for there prostitution, dts why u hear dey bought dis and dt while dia male actors have nuttin xcpt the ones in gigolo, dts d reason why I can never recognize any of em, stephnie and tonto that don't knww wt acting is all abt, calling them stars and idiots paying dem big to sleep wit d dead things smh for ds country sha

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    3. God bless you Lucabracee ! Tell them !

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    4. Luca ever ready to accuse and spew venom! Smh! Depicts how ur life is... So what Spielberg doesn't know Omotola? She's a star in her own rights! Bitter old retard that's what u r, dear Luca

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    5. Not surprising..... My sister worked for steph and her hubby Linus in his media agency in ikoyi, she was helping him get big govt contracts but he kept owing salarie for months despite d millions they made. Greedy pathetic peeps!!!!

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  2. Same thing that happens when poor leaders try to buy support by doing white elephant projects and sharing money.. Bcos the "good deeds" are not well thought through, they cause confusion between people and in some cases lead to violence.

    If he had created a film village, that is tax free with conjoining infrastructure and systems to ensure their sustainability, the real stakeholders would take advantage and situate studios there, like Mo Abudu in Calabar.

    But our lazy leaders can't think far, and Akpabio is the king of the senseless leaders that throw money at issues. Surely, my suggestion is too long for someone seeking cheap glory rather than a lasting legacy

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  3. !lolzzzz! Nah the money steph use they flex hubby for malta nah!!! I wish una well for the investigation!!!

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    1. The money she uses everywhere.

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    2. Hehehehehehehe.....

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  4. Nollywood has never lacked financial support and lifeline. The problem has always been the gross mismanagement of the largesses that always come its way. The above case amply demonstrates that. It is high time this disturbing trend got nipped in the bud. Visit http://www.olusolaoso.blogspot.com/ for captivating stories on entertainment,politics,sports and love.

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  5. No where wey corruption no reach 4 Naija! Smh

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  6. No where wey corruption no reach 4 Naija! Smh

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  7. No wonder madam dey throw surprise parties for her Oga @ the top every year
    Seriously they shd settle this amicably

    HYBunny

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  8. Lucabrase abi wat do u call yusef, yu a big fool idiot, y would u involve omotola's name??? Dnt lemme go futhr cos u wil commit sucide. 1st comment eva

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    1. you should reconsider the values you hold important in life,if you will display this much angst over omotola when you are not her husband, child or dad-mum

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  10. Yu such a fool @lucabrase...ladun pls post my comment

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  11. This is how supposedly schooled nigerians die from lack of knowledge. You just read news about someone you don't have a clue about, but because you are poor and without class(which you can get anyway!cos its not for jobless rumour mongers) you just run ur mouth about thIngs you have no evidence about. God!! Some even go to the extent of passing judgement...na wa o! You advertising a blog, is this how you plan to run news for people?!! PLEASE!!! @Luca: my advise is that; don't coment on anything you aren't sure about. Always investigate matters before you go "to town" or one day you might do same not knowing you are bad mouthing ur very self or some dear to you.

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    1. lol did i advertise any blog for you?
      the reason for my comment is that madam ladun posted the first part where they first got the money and the zulu okafor then said some people were accusing them of all sorts even though they are yet to collect the money,he concluded that whenever they collect the money everybody will be involved and updated and it will be used for the purpose.the public were not updated neither did anything appear in the news that shows dishonourable intent.
      check back issues of LL threads

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  12. Thieves all of them should be throw in the prison

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  13. Well akpabio has tried for akwa ibom so they should free him

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  14. Sometimes the way this people call millions as if it is Naira baffles me.When some people just need some thousand naira to better their life this government keep spending money on rubbish

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  15. HEHEHE I'm not surprised, this Nigeria.

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  16. Useless people in high places.Ole o le

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  17. EFFC should investigate well because i don't think Akpabio is a corrupt person

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  18. 50milla + 500k cash each??, why would they be involved in fraud when they have been given 500k each????

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  19. Efcc won't look for the real thieves but people obj says they should investigate only

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  20. I don't like the fact that my girl(Stephanie) is involved in this shit.

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  21. Abi oo,steven speilberg is a big fish in a big pond while omotola is a big fish in a medium sized pond however u put it she is known,locally and in the foreign scene,who knows u luca?

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