Pretty Nollywood actress Angela Okorie has defended herself after recent reports that she was arrested for theft in South Africa where she has gone to shoot a movie with actor Prince Ekeh.
Angela says that Prince Ekeh was the mastermind behind her arrest because she refused s*xual advances from the actor’s friend, Prosper.
She what she tells ‘Yes Magazine: –
“I left Nigeria for South Africa to shoot my movie, Nwa Abakiliki in South Africa, on Monday, April 7, 2014, with Prince Ekeh, Muma Gee’s husband. I paid for his flight and accommodation from Port Harcourt to Lagos and from Lagos to South Africa. Then, at a point, I decided to move to a hotel so as to give him space and a friend of mine called M.K said I should come over to her place at North Gate Estate where I can pay less for my accommodation because she has a 3-bedroom flat.
So, I moved in and I met a friend of mine called Prosper who is actually one of my biggest fans in her place. But he was also living in a separate room with the lady. As time went on, this guy started disturbing me for s*x! He said he liked me and would not mind having an affair with me, but I told I’m already married with a child, but he would not let me be. It got to a stage that he went to hire a car to take me around so as to aid my production, but I never gave in to his demands for s*x.
Then, on Good Friday, April 18, 2014, I was in my room and didn’t bother to lock my door. Prosper came in and tried to r*pe me, but I told him that I’m ready to kill him and go to jail if he ever tried it. After much sweet words and threats, he left me alone and I moved out of the house to Hilton Hotel, Sandton that day.
On Sunday, April 19, 2014, Prince Ekeh called me that Prosper and some people were coming to meet me at the hotel and I said no problem. Unknown to me, he was coming with about three police men. I opened the door for them, but to my greatest surprise, Prosper said that I stole his 32,000 Rands about ($3,200 dollars). I was surprised because that to me is ridiculous. How can I steal such money when I paid for Prince Ekeh’s flight and accommodation which amounts to about $4,000 Dollars; not to talk of myself?
I was taken to Honeydew, from where I was moved to Ranburg Police Station in Johannesburg on Saturday, April 19 and was released the following day, being April 20, 2014, Easter Sunday. Why I’m sad about this whole blackmail is that it was after my release that I got to know that Prosper’s job in South Africa is to con and defraud new Nigerians in S.A. He would identify strangers who have come with money for a project and offer to assist. Afterwards, he would call some policemen who are also working with him to defraud the innocent people, claiming to have done something for them or that they stole his money. He picked on me because he knows I’m a celebrity and would not want to soil my name.
I was seriously embittered when I later learnt that Prince Ekeh harboured him in the house I left for him to stay and that he was on the run because I vowed to take the matter up in the law court for defamation of character. When the issue became so serious, they started begging me, sending different sets of people to beg me, but I promised to show them the other side of me because I’ve not been able to complete my movie since then. Prince Ekeh was even threatening to shoot me; that why would I be telling my friends about the incident and also queried the policemen who gave me my passport.
Prince is an ingrate. I paid for his tickets from Port-Harcourt to Lagos and from Lagos to South Africa to help him and his family because his wife, Muma Gee has been the only one assisting his career and all he could pay me with is this cheap blackmail. He was not even happy that my passport was later released to me! I keep asking myself why? What does he want to achieve? Anyway, I’ve told him and his accomplice who tried to r*pe and blackmail me that I’m taking this up in a reputable law court”.