Pete Edochie kidnapped

Date: 16-08-2009 10:59 pm (11 years ago) | Author: King Samuel O Dguy
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- at 16-08-2009 10:59 PM (11 years ago)
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BREAKING NEWS ON SUNDAY
The popular actor known as pete  edochie was kidnapped around 3:30pm on sunday in onistha anambra state of nigeria .Three people were confirmed dead on the spot and about 20 people taken to the hospital who were serously injured.


AWKA- A Popular Nigerian actor, Chief Pete Edochie has been reportedly kidnapped at Nkpor, a suburb in the commercial town of Onitsha.

 Chief Pete Edochie

Chief Pete Edochie

Details were still foggy at press time, although the State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Emeka Chukwuemeka confirmed the development when Vanguard called him. He however, said that the state police command was still trying to get a clearer picture of the situation.

Vanguard gathered that shortly after the kidnap, somebody called his sister in-law, Mrs. Rita Edochie, who is also an actress, asking her to call her Edochie’s number, adding that the number rang several times, but was not answered..

It was then that the family got the information that three people were allegedly shot during the scuffle to kidnap him before the kidnappers were able to take him away.

State Police Commissioner, Mr. Uzor Amankulor said in a telephone interview that he immediately relocated to the area with a view to rescuing the popular actor, adding that he and his men have started combing the bushes in the area to rescue him.

Pete Edochie, a devout Catholic, is considered one of Africa’s most talented actors, by both Movie Awards and Movie Magic’s Africa Magic Cable network.

Although a seasoned administrator and broadcaster, he came into prominence in the 1980s when he played the lead role of Okonkwo in an NTA adaptation of Chinua Achebe’s all time best selling novel, Things Fall Apart.

Edochie descends from the Igbo people in Nigeria.

He has two sons that take to his acting traits; Linc and Yul Edochie.

Edochie got into radio broadcasting in 1967 as a junior programmes assistant after which he was elevated to the level of a Director.

He was director of programmes, but doubling sometimes as Deputy Managing Director and occasionally acting as Managing Director.

He quit ABS because the government decided to politicise the affairs of their FM station, thereby resulting in the entire management being asked to move out, including him. He was to be the immediate successor to the MD but had to leave and enrol into the movie industry.

Prior to that, he had featured in Things Fall Apart and had won an International Award. The BBC flew into Nigeria to interview him for his role in Things Fall Apart .He lived with his wife and two sons in Enugu, Enugu State in south-eastern Nigeria.

In 2005 the Actors’ Guild of Nigeria placed Pete Edochie and several other actors, including Genevieve Nnaji, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, Nkem Owoh, Ramsey Noah, Stella Damasus Aboderin,Chinwe Okeke and Richard Mofe Damijo on a one year ban from filming after they were said to have been collecting huge fees from producers due to their A-list celebrity status.

The ban placed on these actors was seen as doom in the Nigerian film business, but currently, the actors are back in filming.


Source:
http://www.vanguardngr.com/2009/08/16/pete-edochie-kidnapped/


Posted: at 16-08-2009 10:59 PM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
- Emmanuel4christ at 16-08-2009 11:39 PM (11 years ago)
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WHERE THIS COUNTRY THEY GO NOW..ME I GO NIJA GO CARRY MY FAMILY COMMOT FOR THAT COUNTRY OOOO...LOL
Posted: at 16-08-2009 11:39 PM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- mazi at 16-08-2009 11:43 PM (11 years ago)
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speechless
Posted: at 16-08-2009 11:43 PM (11 years ago) | Hero
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- ktalent at 16-08-2009 11:51 PM (11 years ago)
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 Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked


Orishirishi...

@Emanuel4christ...lol i'm with you on dat one!!!

Posted: at 16-08-2009 11:51 PM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
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- caseycute at 16-08-2009 11:58 PM (11 years ago)
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ooohhhh wow! some scary news mehn...
Pete Edochie...be strong...ur gonna win this fight..
p.s i loved u in holy cross!
Posted: at 16-08-2009 11:58 PM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
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- ktalent at 17-08-2009 12:05 AM (11 years ago)
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lolzz i loved him in all his usual native doctor roles lol

Posted: at 17-08-2009 12:05 AM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
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- DarkCoco at 17-08-2009 12:11 AM (11 years ago)
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another kidnap

Posted: at 17-08-2009 12:11 AM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- pusycat at 17-08-2009 12:41 AM (11 years ago)
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tears in my eyes......kidnappers please dont harm the ignorcent man please in da name of the LORD :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
Posted: at 17-08-2009 12:41 AM (11 years ago) | Newbie
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- portiphar at 17-08-2009 01:03 AM (11 years ago)
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JEHOVAH, na stunt be this abi wetin?
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- sera4all at 17-08-2009 01:13 AM (11 years ago)
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na  waoooooo  ipray  nothing  happone  to  him  oooooo  GOD  PLS HELP HIM 
Posted: at 17-08-2009 01:13 AM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
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- ksurrina at 17-08-2009 01:38 AM (11 years ago)
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This is one of my favourite actor. I pray that no harm becomes of him.

Posted: at 17-08-2009 01:38 AM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- cheermillion at 17-08-2009 01:50 AM (11 years ago)
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A LOT OF HATERS ON NAIJAPALS HAVE STARTED WRITING ME PRIVATELY, MOSTLY THE 419ERS, BASED IN SENEGAL. THEY WANT TO KNOW WHEN I'M COMN TO NIGERIA. I WILL BE THERE WITH A WHOLE US ARMY. THEY WILL SEE SOME AMERICAN, TEXAS STYLE, ASS~KICKING!
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- gistpolo at 17-08-2009 01:59 AM (11 years ago)
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god will surely deliver him from the hand's of this people in Jesus Name Amen.
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- Emmanuel4christ at 17-08-2009 02:24 AM (11 years ago)
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Quote from: ktalent on 16-08-2009 11:51 PM
Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked


Orishirishi...

@Emanuel4christ...lol i'm with you on dat one!!!

 Grin Grin abi watin we go do now way they con turn kid napping to business Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 17-08-2009 02:24 AM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Emmanuel4christ at 17-08-2009 02:26 AM (11 years ago)
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Quote from: pusycat on 17-08-2009 12:41 AM
tears in my eyes......kidnappers please dont harm the ignorcent man please in da name of the LORD :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

sorry ehnnn stop crying everything will be fine i don call them soon by 2020 them go return am Tongue
Posted: at 17-08-2009 02:26 AM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Emmanuel4christ at 17-08-2009 02:27 AM (11 years ago)
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Quote from: mazi on 16-08-2009 11:43 PM
speechless

lol mazi na person song be that ooo Grin
Posted: at 17-08-2009 02:27 AM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Emmanuel4christ at 17-08-2009 02:28 AM (11 years ago)
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Quote from: portiphar on 17-08-2009 01:03 AM
JEHOVAH, na stunt be this abi wetin?

lol na fouls play Grin
Posted: at 17-08-2009 02:28 AM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Emmanuel4christ at 17-08-2009 02:29 AM (11 years ago)
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Quote from: sera4all on 17-08-2009 01:13 AM
na  waoooooo  ipray  nothing  happone  to  him  oooooo  GOD  PLS HELP HIM 
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babe cool ya down nothing go do am
Posted: at 17-08-2009 02:29 AM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Emmanuel4christ at 17-08-2009 02:30 AM (11 years ago)
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Quote from: gistpolo on 17-08-2009 01:59 AM
god will surely deliver him from the hand's of this people in Jesus Name Amen.

amen wait oo u be pastor!!!
Posted: at 17-08-2009 02:30 AM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- newmann4real at 17-08-2009 02:39 AM (11 years ago)
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this one na wah oooo....i tire for 9ja ooooo......
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