Nollywoood actor, Yul Edochie, has asked House of Representatives member Toby Okechukwu (PDP-Enugu) to focus on fixing Nigeria, instead of blaming Nollywood for the rise in cases of ritual killings.
The actor in an Instagram post on February 11, said that Nollywood movies are only a reflection of what obtains in society.
“From when I was a kid in the eighties I started hearing about ritual killing in Nigeria. Then there was no Nollywood.
Hunger and poverty make people to do crime. No be Nollywood cause am.
“Nollywood is only showing what happens in the society. Nigerians are wallowing in extreme poverty. A hungry man is an angry man. Fix the country and crime will go away. Don’t blame Nollywood,” the actor responded.
The blame game between the lawmaker and the actor on the exponential rise in ritual killings, followed a motion raised by the deputy minority leader over the surge in ritual related killings across Nigeria.