The Enugu State Police Command has launched an investigation to find and locate the missing Nollywood actress Cynthia Okereke.
The command stated this in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Enugu by its Public Relations Officer, DSP Daniel Ndukwe.
“The current report at our disposal dwells on a case of abandoned and recovered vehicle, as well as missing person,” Ndukwe said.
He stated that the vehicle was abandoned and recovered at Four-Corners on the Enugu-Port-Harcourt Expressway, specifically within Ozalla community in Nkanu West Local Government Area of Enugu State.
The police spokesman said that the report at the command’s disposal revealed that only one person was reported to be missing.
Mrs Monalisa Chinda-Coker, Director of Communications, Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), stated that the families of actress Okereke and actor Clenson Cornel confirmed that they had not returned home since leaving a film location in Ozalla community.
“The two members of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Okereke and Cornel alias Agbogidi, were suspected missing after their family members confirmed they did not return from a film location at Ozalla community,” Chinda-Coker said in a statement.
“The two members were suspected to have been kidnapped and this has increased fear among members about the safety of actors filming in the country.”
In response to the development, Mr Rollas Ejezie, National President of the Guild, instructed all actors to avoid filming on the outskirts of cities unless full security coverage was provided to ensure their safety.
He expressed shock at the heinous development and urged security agencies to expedite the investigation that would lead to their safe rescue.