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Nollywood actor Chidi Mokeme explains why he got arrested, and ended up in jail

Nollywood actor Chidi Mokeme explains why he got arrested and ended up in jail

Kofi Dekye Acquaye 5 months ago 0

Chidi Mokeme, a Nollywood actor, has shared his story of being stopped by the police when he was driving his team to a film location, which led to his detention and imprisonment.

Throughout the interview, Chidi Mokeme discussed being taken into custody by the authorities. Chude, who wasn’t going to let it go unanswered, had Chidi reveal what happened.

Chidi Mokeme is a transparent person, having been fully forthcoming about everything that transpired before his police arrest, his transfer to the station, and his eventual incarceration. He said, 

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“I had a couple of brush-ins with the law. Back then, career-wise, entertainers always have brush-ins with the law. Why? Because first, we’re always moving at very awkward times of the night.

Either you’re just going to the gig or coming from the gig, but it always happens at very awkward times. And what makes it very awkward is when they [police] ask you and you say you’re going to work.

That’s the problem, “Which work?”, that’s always the problem, “Which work?” So you have to stop first, come down, because they’ll look at you and say “Which work?” then tell you to come down and explain yourself. So whether you’re alone or you’re two or you’re three, which works?

Till today, you have production vehicles moving in the middle of the night packed full of crew members or cast, you have to stop and come down and explain yourself. Which work that all of you know each other? And if you don’t have a known face, you’re going to have a big problem.

So on one of those nights, we ended up in jail after we’d been rounded up with gun props. We had gun props in the car so they thought they were guns.”

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