Pete Edochie Speaks On Alleged Threats On His Life Over Movie Fetal Arrogance Says, “I’m Not Going To Run Away”
Legendary Veteran Nollywood actor, Pete Edochie, has insisted he don’ts care or feel afraid by threats he is getting from an aggrieved Islamic group over his movie role he in fetal arrogance.
During an interview with Saraha Reporters, Pete Edochie alleged that there were broadcast messages and Youtube videos trending on different social media platform to make sure the movie doesn’t continue.
In a report by Kemi Filani, the Police Chief, Mohammed Adamu was petitioned by IMN claiming the movie projected the group in a bad light making them appear as terrorists.
“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.”
The 73-year-old veteran actor, urged IMN to channel all their complaints and grives to the makers of the movie and not him. He said he won’t to run away from Nigeria because of these threats.
“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.
“If you want to express resentment over a production you haven’t watched, direct your grievances to the producer of the film, not to Pete Edochie who is a mere actor, it does not concern me.
“I did not write it, the film was produced by Kingsley Orji Anosike. I thank all those people who informed me of the campaign, denigration, and the organised threat of my person by the IMN.
“I thank you all. I’m a free-born of Nigeria, I was born and raised in Nigeria. I’m not going to run away from this country because a few individuals think they want things done in their own way.”