Veteran nollywood actor, Jide Kosoko, has rubbished claims made by some Nigerians that restive youths have learned notorious acts such as kidnapping and money rituals from Nollywood movies.
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Following the alarming rate of kidnappings and ritual killings recorded across the country, there have been claims that Nollywood movies have in one way or the other influenced Nigerian youths into thinking that it is an alternative source of making money
Recently, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, disclosed that filmmakers in the country have been asked to avoid making money ritual content. He stated that the Federal Government’s decision to sanitize social media is hinged on confessions of some money ritual suspects.
The spokesperson of the Ogun state police command DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi also stated that some of the suspects arrested said they learnt the act via Nollywood movies.
Responding to these allegations, Jide Kosoko said :
”It’ a wrong accusation. A very wrong accusation. People should not forget that we have a responsibility to mirror the society and this not just by …we only try to mellow it with the entertainment.
We have heard of politicians embezelling money here and there. Are you saying that they learnt embezzlement in our movies too? All those people displaying money here and there, at occasions, at various functions. Are we the ones that taught them that?
In every production we would never glorify evil. Whichever movie that idiot that says he watched a movie that med him to be kidnapping, go and see that movie.
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