Actor and President of Directors Guild of Nigeria (DGN)
Fred Amata was yesterday night, Saturday June 25, robbed at gun point.
According to his friend and colleague, Matthias Obahiagbon, who narrated
the sad incident on Facebook:
“He was on his way back from a business dinner, on behalf of his
guild, very tired and looking forward to the warmth of his bed. As he
waited almost endlessly for the street gate to be opened by the security
guards, lo and behold some four fierce looking gun-toting men appeared
from the dark night, no thanks to PHCN, and off they went with him as
captive in his own car.
After stripping him of some valuables it was time to demand for the now famous ATM. What is it about these criminals and ATMs, especially at weekends?
Each time his response to giving them the ATM was in the negative his
face was visited with slaps. Who do we hold responsible for the blatant
abuse, assault, and stealing with impunity of this night marauders?
However, we are thankful he is alive to tell his story after he was
dropped off miles away from his home without shoes. These were taken
from him, though he begged that they allow him have his clothes on as a
public figure. Na God touch their heart there.
Luckily the police drove him home in a patrol vehicle at almost 3am. A report of his stolen vehicle has been made to the police; a signal
already sent across Lagos state; one of his many phone lines retrieved;
and a phone bought for easy communication.”