The Nigerian Actors Guild has demanded the arrest of George Wade, the ex-lover of Nollywood actress Empress Njamah, for leaking nude videos of the actress to the public.
The actress made headlines after it was revealed that her ex-lover was blackmailing her and threatening to release her sex videos.
The AGN’s director of communications, Kate Henshaw, issued a statement on Thursday calling on security operatives to arrest Wade, describing the act as a serious offense against one of its own.
The statement reads, “This act of blackmail calculated to smear the image and publicly ridicule her by a man who claimed to be her lover is not only criminal but also evil and unacceptable. It is worthy to note that exposing nude videos and photographs of a person that injure her right to privacy is a serious offence.”
Kate learned that the guild will provide full support to the actress in order to aid her emotional and psychological recovery, and she finally requested security personnel’s assistance in locating Wade.
She said, “Actors Guild of Nigeria stands with Empress Njamah on this and shall provide full support in areas of counselling to help her recover from the psychological and emotional trauma she is currently passing through.”
Kate added “We have been in forefront of campaign of violence against women and we view the action of this so-called evil lover man as an act targeted at eroding her dignity and self-respect.
“We call on the law enforcement agents to apprehend the culprit and ensure he faces the full wrath of the law for violating the right and dignity of Empress Njamah.”
Wade’s internet distribution of Njamah’s private videos, including benign ones of her taking a bath, quickly gained attention. According to reports, he set up a WhatsApp group and invited bloggers and others to join, where he shared the footage.
Later, in another video, the man warned her not to tell anyone that he hadn’t been able to travel while admitting how much he missed her.
“I am just confused. I swear to God, I just miss you. Seriously, I just miss you. That’s the real truth; that’s no joke. But please, stop telling people that I can’t travel. Don’t do that, I beg you, please,” Wade said in the video.
Reacting to the leak, Empress Njamah wrote, “love you guys, I’m good, Thank you, guys, for all the love, support, messages, and visits. I’m alive, I came out alive, and I’m able to speak out, so many women are hiding under this torture, this torment, last-last, we move. I’m excited about my freedom.”