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Pete Edochie Kidnapped by vaniesexy: 7:08pm On Aug 16, 2009
BREAKING NEWS ON SUNDAY
The popular actor known as pete edochie was kidnapped around 3:30pm on sunday in onistha anambra state of nigeria .Three people were confirmed dead on the spot and about 20 people taken to the hospital who were serously injured.

Re: Pete Edochie Kidnapped by Gracito(f): 7:45pm On Aug 16, 2009
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Re: Pete Edochie Kidnapped by Seun(m): 8:11pm On Aug 16, 2009
Vanguard Nigeria: By Vincent Ujumadu
AWKA- A Popular Nigerian actor, Chief Pete Edochie has been reportedly kidnapped at Nkpor, a suburb in the commercial town of Onitsha.



Details were still foggy at press time, although the State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Emeka Chukwuemeka confirmed the development when Vanguard called him. He however, said that the state police command was still trying to get a clearer picture of the situation.

Vanguard gathered that shortly after the kidnap, somebody called his sister in-law, Mrs. Rita Edochie, who is also an actress, asking her to call her Edochie’s number, adding that the number rang several times, but was not answered,

It was then that the family got the information that three people were allegedly shot during the scuffle to kidnap him before the kidnappers were able to take him away.

State Police Commissioner, Mr. Uzor Amankulor said in a telephone interview that he immediately relocated to the area with a view to rescuing the popular actor, adding that he and his men have started combing the bushes in the area to rescue him.

Pete Edochie, a devout Catholic, is considered one of Africa’s most talented actors, by both Movie Awards and Movie Magic’s Africa Magic Cable network.

Although a seasoned administrator and broadcaster, he came into prominence in the 1980s when he played the lead role of Okonkwo in an NTA adaptation of Chinua Achebe’s all time best selling novel, Things Fall Apart.

Edochie descends from the Igbo people in Nigeria.

He has two sons that take to his acting traits; Linc and Yul Edochie.

Edochie got into radio broadcasting in 1967 as a junior programmes assistant after which he was elevated to the level of a Director.

He was director of programmes, but doubling sometimes as Deputy Managing Director and occasionally acting as Managing Director.

He quit ABS because the government decided to politicise the affairs of their FM station, thereby resulting in the entire management being asked to move out, including him. He was to be the immediate successor to the MD but had to leave and enrol into the movie industry.

Prior to that, he had featured in Things Fall Apart and had won an International Award. The BBC flew into Nigeria to interview him for his role in Things Fall Apart .He lived with his wife and two sons in Enugu, Enugu State in south-eastern Nigeria.

In 2005 the Actors’ Guild of Nigeria placed Pete Edochie and several other actors, including Genevieve Nnaji, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, Nkem Owoh, Ramsey Noah, Stella Damasus Aboderin,Chinwe Okeke and Richard Mofe Damijo on a one year ban from filming after they were said to have been collecting huge fees from producers due to their A-list celebrity status.

The ban placed on these actors was seen as doom in the Nigerian film business, but currently, the actors are back in filming.

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Re: Pete Edochie Kidnapped by BlackRevo: 8:19pm On Aug 16, 2009
Ha nobody is safe any more in naija ooooo. This is really terrible
Re: Pete Edochie Kidnapped by r231(m): 8:20pm On Aug 16, 2009
oh oh whyyyyyy
Re: Pete Edochie Kidnapped by inme: 8:22pm On Aug 16, 2009
God have mercy
Re: Pete Edochie Kidnapped by Ibime(m): 8:23pm On Aug 16, 2009
Lawd have mercy! lipsrsealed undecided cry
Re: Pete Edochie Kidnapped by Bawss1(m): 8:26pm On Aug 16, 2009
r231:

oh oh whyyyyyy

Maybe because of all the mediocre movies he stared in

gosh I'm so mean
Re: Pete Edochie Kidnapped by hackney(m): 8:27pm On Aug 16, 2009
Nothing good about naija
Re: Pete Edochie Kidnapped by showbobo(m): 8:28pm On Aug 16, 2009
This is tragic. . . . .  cry cry cry cry cry cry cry
Re: Pete Edochie Kidnapped by showbobo(m): 8:29pm On Aug 16, 2009
hackney:

Nothing good about naija
If you're a Nigerian then it means you and your entirely family being Nigerians are all . . . . . . . undecided undecided undecided undecided
Re: Pete Edochie Kidnapped by dROC1: 8:31pm On Aug 16, 2009
This is terrible. Definitely bad for the country. Lets pray for the souls of the deceased and also for the safe return of Pete Edochie as these marauders have already started shedding blood.
Re: Pete Edochie Kidnapped by remoranger(m): 8:33pm On Aug 16, 2009
the wild wild east.
trust our igbo brodas not wanting to be outdone by their niger delta brodas grin grin
Re: Pete Edochie Kidnapped by Chizolum(f): 8:33pm On Aug 16, 2009
at  times, i just wonder wer y'all get ur info from, it myt b true tho buh still, i aint believn it. undecided, i believe grin
Re: Pete Edochie Kidnapped by Diva1(f): 8:34pm On Aug 16, 2009
Tell me this is a lie Please sad sad cry cry cry
Re: Pete Edochie Kidnapped by erico2k2(m): 8:35pm On Aug 16, 2009
na wah oh, kidnap don go beyond Niger Delta now.
Re: Pete Edochie Kidnapped by desgiezd(m): 8:41pm On Aug 16, 2009
What manner of country is this? This is really pathetic and bad for the image of this country. When you hear one good news today, rest assured that tens of bad news would follow before another good news break.
Re: Pete Edochie Kidnapped by adaku123(f): 8:42pm On Aug 16, 2009
Chei ya!!  POOR MAN!!! Nobody is safe,  cry cry cry cry cry
Re: Pete Edochie Kidnapped by utotomi10(m): 8:49pm On Aug 16, 2009
Nigeria is not safe!!
Re: Pete Edochie Kidnapped by mecylee(f): 8:52pm On Aug 16, 2009
Mr. Onovo this one na fisrt challenge so you and your boys must really sit up and do some thing in this country

erico2k2:

na wah oh, kidnap don go beyond Niger Delta now.

my brother guys don turn this kldnaping a big busnessoooooooo
God help us in this country
Re: Pete Edochie Kidnapped by Chuckdee(m): 8:54pm On Aug 16, 2009
Hope he realises its not a movie and better cooperate with them oooooo shocked shocked shocked shocked
Re: Pete Edochie Kidnapped by Olong(m): 8:55pm On Aug 16, 2009
It was tragic!i witnessed it personally cuz i live in Nkpo where it took place.we were treated to 20mins of streaming guns carnival during the unfortunate event.the cops went into hiding, naturally.God has to intervene!
Re: Pete Edochie Kidnapped by GeorgeD1(m): 8:55pm On Aug 16, 2009
this is a serious news o! shocked
Re: Pete Edochie Kidnapped by bluespice(f): 8:59pm On Aug 16, 2009
dang!
so they now graduated to celebs?
pray tell wats the reason behind this one now?
Re: Pete Edochie Kidnapped by 190(f): 9:00pm On Aug 16, 2009
Good thats great news,

ha ha haa
Re: Pete Edochie Kidnapped by Agbalanze(m): 9:02pm On Aug 16, 2009
What's 9ja turnin into? They shld know that d guy is not as rich as he acts in d movies. 2 bad!!!
Re: Pete Edochie Kidnapped by ak21(m): 9:04pm On Aug 16, 2009
Is it true?  The actor is too smart to be whisked away just like that. Am still in doubt!!
Re: Pete Edochie Kidnapped by Sogyboy(m): 9:05pm On Aug 16, 2009
No!! It must not be Pete (Igwe ogalagidi) ! He is from my village.
Re: Pete Edochie Kidnapped by MrCrackles(m): 9:09pm On Aug 16, 2009
Who is Pete Edochie?
Men, Nigeria is crazy. . . Kidnapping is the latest big deal in that country! sad
I hope they dont harm the dude oo. . .
Re: Pete Edochie Kidnapped by CyrilD(m): 9:11pm On Aug 16, 2009
this is crazy, damn, what is really happening in Nigeria?
Re: Pete Edochie Kidnapped by OMOIBO1: 9:11pm On Aug 16, 2009
Nigeria is bleeped up!
Re: Pete Edochie Kidnapped by r231(m): 9:12pm On Aug 16, 2009
MrCrackles:

Who is Pete Edochie?
Men, Nigeria is crazy. . . Kidnapping is the latest big deal in that country! sad
I hope they dont harm the dude oo. . .


mmmmmmm, some man dat acts Nigerian movie the one in the pic, grin grin grin grin

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