Akeem Adeyemi, the Nollywood actor, has been attacked by thugs on a movie set in Lagos.
Wunmi Toriola, an actress, disclosed this via her Instagram page on Tuesday.
She said Adeyemi was attacked by “area boys” while he was filming in the Gbagada axis of the state.
Toriola also shared a video wherein Adeyemi is seen with a bloody eye lamenting about the “brutal attack”.
“See what area boys did. To what end. Peaceful filming turned this. Help. Sawmill Gbagada,” she wrote.
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Reacting to the incident, Adebayo Salami, the ace actor, revealed that the culprit has been arrested.
He also charged the Theatre Arts and Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN) to intervene and ensure the safety of its members.
“This is an unacceptable experience. Though I am glad to know that the culprit has been apprehended by officers of the law, I enjoin the leadership of @tampanglobal to look into this situation as a matter of urgency,” he wrote.
“The safety and security of filmmakers are paramount to us. Beyond the physical assault, losing a day of production means more money has to be spent above the budgeted funds. No filmmaker wants to go through such stress. So sorry @iamakeemadeyemi and other production members.”
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