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Powerful Nollywood Producer, Ason Rich Involved In Kidnapping Gang, Shot Dead By Police

A disturbing story has dominated Nigerian social media. According to reports, a well-known Nollywood movie producer and actor were involved in a kidnapping gang that was recently apprehended by police in Lagos.

According to Nigerian authorities, Ason Rich, a renowned Nollywood producer, led a nine-person kidnapping team. Rich was allegedly killed during a police raid in Mushin, Lagos.

Another individual named in the group was Prince Henry Odenigbo, a rising Nollywood star.

He was also allegedly shot and killed by police during the same operation.

This revelation sparked a lot of discussion and astonishment on Nigerian social media, as both men were well-known characters in the Nollywood movie business.

According to blogger and actor Stanley Ontop, Ason Rich is one of the major film producer in asabawood.

In a video shared online, Stanley Ontop showcased some of Ason Rich’s films and the actors he has collaborated with, including Yul Edochie, Obio Oluebube, Uche Nancy, and many others.

Stanley Ontop also identified Prince Henry Odenigbo’s social media handle. He mentioned that Odenigbo was a rising Nollywood actor residing in Port-Harcourt.

Another report confirming Ason Rich as a kidnapping kingpin:

Reacting to the post;

@eurokizito: “Omo if you watch the videos how they killed these guys oh.”

@iamchrisbassey: “He even won Grassroot best producer award. All those buy buy award. na wa oooo….”

Here are some of the comments that trailed the reports about the foiled kidnap attempt:

@0h_jayy:    “Imagine,your own fellow igbo brothers o.”

@cleanwassh: “Remember May’s supermarket was robbed after the break up with Yul and this has never happened before.”

@qualityfabricsnigeria “Why posting him with Yul. Abeg spare him because of Queen May abeg.”

@stanley_ontop: “Anini for night. Producer for day time.”

@alic.eragan: “Yul was the one who sent arm men to Rob queen May supermarket.”

@chris_d_oracle: “The Vedio I have here no body resemble that guy there.”