Powerful Nollywood Producer and PH-Based Actor Killed in Ladipo Shootings During Kidnapping Heist

  • Days ago, there was a massive shootout between the Nigerian police, the Lagos command and a gang of kidnappers
  • During the Ladipo Market shootout, eight of the kidnappers were killed, and one was gruesomely injured
  • Reports about one of the kidnappers being a powerful Nollywood movie producer and an up-and-coming Port-Harcourt-based actor have gone viral

The Nigerian social media space has been on overdrive after reports about a Nollywood movie producer and actor fingered to be the ring leaders of a kidnapping group who were recently nullified by the Lagos SWAT team.

The Nigerian police have identified the powerful Nollywood movie producer Ason Rich as the leader of the nine-men kidnapping gang.

Nollywood actor Yul Edochie and movie producer Ason RichNollywood movie producer Ason Rich killed during Mushin kidnapping heist.
Photo credit: @princehenryodenigboSource: Instagram

Apart from Ason Rich, the fast-rising Nollywood actor Prince Henry Odenigbo was also identified as one of the men shot dead by the Nigerian police.

Ladipo kidnapping heist foiled by the LPF

According to blogger and actor Stanley Ontop, Ason Rich is one of the biggest movie producers in Asabawood.

In a video shared online, Ontop revealed some of the movies Ason Rich has produced and the actors he has worked with, including Yul Edochie, Obio Oluebube, Uche Nancy, and many others.

Stanley Ontop was also able to identify Prince Henry Odenigbo’s social media handle. He noted that Odenigbo is a fast-rising Nollywood actor based in Port-Harcourt.

See Stanley Ontop’s post confirming the kidnapper’s works in Nollywood:

Another report confirming Ason Rich as a kidnapping kingpin:

Netizens react to the killing of movie producer

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


“Imagine,your own fellow igbo brothers o.”


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


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


“Anini for night. Producer for day time.”


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


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


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


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

Notorious ‘one chance’ couple arrested in Abuja

In another development, TheTalk.NG reported earlier that the FCT police arrested a couple and one other involved in a ‘one chance’ robbery.

Operatives from Utako police divisional Headquarters on Thursday, January 11, paraded the trio of Chukwudi Okorie (male, 51 years), Chibuzor Okorie (female, 43 years), both husband and wife and Esther Gabriel (female, 38 years).

TheTalk.NG understands that the suspects are all residents of Akaraka Gwagwa (FCT) who were nabbed in connection with a series of robberies, specifically one-chance activities within the FCT and its environs.

Source: TheTalk.NG

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