Robbers raid movie location in Ogun

Armed robbers on Friday night attacked film actors and actresses at a location in Abeokuta, Ogun State, and carted away their equipment and other valuables.

One of the victims, Zainab Bakare, told PREMIUM TIMES on Saturday that the bandits arrived the Quarry/Pepsi road location in an unmarked Toyota Sienna, as a movie production was going on at about 11.30pm.

She said the armed bandits, numbering four, ordered everyone at the scene to lie face down, before ransacking them.

Bakare said laptops, wristwatches, mobile phones and cash, as well as all recording equipment, were taken away by the robbers.

She said their cameras and a generator were also stolen.

“We thought they were Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, and temporarily suspended our recording,” she said. “But to our dismay, the bandits drew guns, asking all of us to cooperate with them, else they waste our lives,” she said.

A film producer, Adebisi Babalola-Hassan, said the thieves had earlier driven past the location, but returned after sighting actors and actresses.

Babalola is the producer of “Alade Aiye”.

“The robbery operations lasted for about 20mins,and ironically no vehicle passed the road,as the robbery lasted,” she said.

The attack was reported at a police station in Abeokuta.

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