Few days after the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, IMN, accused him of being sponsored to make movie allegedly portraying the Movement as a terrorist organization, Nollywood legend, Pete Edochie has cried out to the public, saying his life was in danger.
IMN, also known as Shiites had last week addressed the media where its spokesperson alleged that a government agency sponsored the making of a new movie, Fatal Arrogance with the aim to put the Movement and its members in bad light as terrorists.
But Edochie, speaking to Shara reporters on Monday said the reaction of IMN was premeditated as the movie has not been released, asking why the haste to petition the Inspector General of Police, IGP over the matter.
“I was part of a movie that was done a few days ago. Two days after we ended shooting that film, I got calls from people all over the country referring me to WhatsApp,” he said.
“I checked and saw that the IMN, according to what I read, had notified the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) that Pete Edochie and the Nigerian government, with some actors from the north, had done a production that was intended to ridicule and misrepresent them.
“One claimed the government gave money to Pete Edochie to exculpate them from what they did in Zaria years ago. I’m moved to comment on this… I don’t understand what IMN is driving at.
“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,” he stated in the chat circulating on social media.