The Lagos State Police Command has reacted to a viral video in which Francis Odega, an actor widely known for his “gerarahere” line threatened to stab his wife and sister-in-law.
The police have said the actor would be investigated and action taken over the matter. In the video, Odega is heard saying he would stab his wife and his sister in law and won’t mind going to jail after that.
With his wife, who he just chased out of his apartment in the video showing what appears to be a stab wound and the Nollywood star confirming he had stabbed hee before and would do it again, Odega, if found guity, could be in serious trouble.
Public Relations Officer of the Lagos State Police Command, DSP Bala Elkana, reacted to the video saying he has seen it and that police are going to investigate it.
Speaking to Punch, Elkana said: “We have not received a complaint from anybody on that issue. We have watched the video and our operatives within that area are mandated to commence investigation on the issue immediately. I don’t want to preempt investigation.
“We have to investigate the man because the allegation is about him. We have to listen to the wife, daughter, and sister who were witnesses. Professionally we have the mandate as police to investigate. I am going to update you on the outcome of the investigation,”
In the same video, first published on Instablog, the actor’s daughter, Success Odega, also pleaded with Nigerians to prevail over her father to pay her school fees.
She said: “I am here to beg my father to pay my school fees because all the avenues to reach him have been unfruitful. I am so sad doing this but if this will help me get back to school, I don’t mind.
“I have been suffering and yet I have a dad who is well to do. My mum has been trying her little best to clothe, shelter and feed