#LekkiMassacre: “You’re A Full-Blown Shame To Nollywood” – Filmmaker Ifan Ifeanyi Blasts Colleague Ideh Chukwuma


Popular Nollywood filmmaker Ifan Ifeanyi Michael has blasted his colleague Ideh Chukwuma ‘Onesoul’ over his recent comment about the Lekki toll gate shooting.

It is to be recalled that some Nigerians are still in shock over what happened at the Lekki tollgate on October 20.

Ideh Chukwuma.

Some eyewitnesses who were at the scene that day have given their own accounts on what happened.

In an interview with Premium Times, filmmaker Chukwuma who gave his own account noted that he never saw any dead body when he arrived the scene.

He had said, “I have been hearing people say “Lekki massacre, Lekki massacre.” I have to be honest with you if you Google the term “massacre,” massacre is a situation where a group of people were being killed by rebels or the military and going by that particular point, I would have been able to tell you that I saw a lot of dead bodies, this is how they killed them, there were a lot of dead bodies and so it was a massacre.

Ifan Ifeanyi Michael.

“But from the time I came, I didn’t see any dead bodies but I can certainly tell you that there was a shooting, an unauthorised shooting. I will call it a raid, I will call it assault. I am going to term it assault and raid.

“That is what I would use. It was an assault and I and I may be wrong but because I didn’t see those bodies, and I have not seen a family member that has come to cry and say one two or three persons have died.

“If DJ Switch had seen that, she’s in the best position to say that because she was there. I cannot say she’s wrong. I was out of that circle. I was a few meters away.

“They were at the toll gate and I was a few meters away from them. I wasn’t there, I was at Lekki Phase 1. I can’t tell you what the military’s approach on their arrival was. So, I wouldn’t be able to tell you that they shot one, two, three, four, or five people. But I can certainly tell you that I took a lot of gunshot victims to the hospital.”

His comments had struck several controversies on social media.

His colleague, Ifan who also reacted to Chukwuma’s comment described him as a full blown shame to Nollywood.

Ifan also took a swipe at a recent viral video where Chukwuma was spotted speaking to hoodlums trying to loot and vandalise some properties in Lagos noting that it was all staged.

He added that it was a shame that Chukwuma would use such a sensitive matter in order to generate buzz and attention to himself.

He wrote; “Onesoulfilms your a full blown shame to nollywood, maybe next time get a better strategy… from the very beginning I knew this was all staged as you were very concerned about the camera documentation of you talking to the hoodlums and even at the hospital it was so unreal need i say more…

“I don’t know why you will choose to trend with a sensitive matter such as this but I hope you get all the followings and buzz and attention that you wish to help you sell your new film….. total shame i can’t even breathe #allfortrendsandfollowings”

Watch: Ideh Chukwuma In The Video Below


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