Nollywood actor Emmanuel Ehummadu has debunked rumour of his arrest during the #endsars protest in Umuahia, Abia State.
Recall that there were speculations that he was arrested by the Abia State Government during the protest.
Labista as popularly known stated that he was never arrested but rather retired to his hotel when the policemen started shooting teargas at protesters.
He wrote, “LET ME USE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO DEBUNK THE INFORMATION MAKING ROUND ALL SOCIAL MEDIA THAT I EMMANUEL EHUMADU WAS ARRESTED DURING THE PEACEFUL PROTEST IN UMUAHIA. YES THERE WAS A PEACEFUL #ENDSARS PROTEST IN UMUAHIA WHICH I WAS PART OF… IT WAS ALL PEACEFUL UNTIL WE WERE TEARGASED BY MEMBERS OF THE NIGERIAN POLICE… IN THE MIDDLE OF THE COMMOTION, I LEFT THE GROUND IMMEDIATELY BACK TO MY HOTEL..THEN HEARD ABOUT THE SHOOTING AT LAGOS TOLL GATE… IT BECAME A VERY EMOTIONAL MOMENT FOR ME AS I CRIED MYSELF TO SLEEP. I WOKE UP THIS MORNING TO THE RUMOUR THAT I WAS ARRESTED AND HAVE BEEN RECEIVING CALLS FROM FRIENDS FAMILY FANS AND WELL WISHERS. I WANT TO STATE CATEGORICALLY THAT I WAS NOT ARRESTED OR SHOT. IAM FINE, HEALTHY AND STRONG. THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR CONCERNS. GOD BLESS ABIA STATE AND GOD BLESS NIGERIA.”
This is the 13th day of the protest against police brutality, harassment and killing which led to the massacre of protesters allegedly by the Nigerian soldiers.