Few months ago, the world was shaken with the news on the gruesome killing of four promising undergraduate students of University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) in Nigeria. The four boys; Ugonna Ibuzor, Tekena Elkanah, Llyod Michael and Chidiaka Biringa were stripped unclothed, beaten while being paraded round the village, and finally set ablaze which led to their deaths.[kkstarratings]
Barely three months after the death of the four students, a Nollywood producer, Simony Productions, which shot BlackBerry Babes, has reportedly decided to shoot a movie on the murder when those behind the incident have not been brought to book yet. And from the early scoop we have received thus far, the movie is at an advance stage of its shooting now.
However, most people who heard about the shooting have kicked against the development which they see as a mockery of the death of the students;
“I can bet that this movie would be a wack one. The censor board should never pass this movie because it is totally uncalled for,” said one interviewee.
“What is wrong with Nollywood? Why would a producer shoot a movie about a bad incident that was condemned by the world? It is too early to shoot a movie because this would hurt the parents the more,” said another.
“I doubt if they got the approval of the late victims’ parents before doing this movie. That is my problem with this industry called Nollywood. They keep spoiling the industry with their dirty lifestyles. If the family of this movie producer was involved in the incident, would he have gone ahead to shoot this movie? He just wants to make money with the ugly incident”
An industry source, who begged for anonymity had this disclosure;
“Simony is a businessman that wants to rake movie fans through incident. If he goes ahead with this movie, he should be ready to hear from the spirits of the dead four guys. Why must he put the families of the dead boys in another agony when Christmas and New Year celebrations are just around the corner?
But after contacting the producer, he had this to say;
“A movie has not been made and you people (the media) are just jumping into conclusion. You press write too much. Will you conclude [that my film is on Aluu 4] because you see location pictures? What I will want you to do is to wait and let the movie come out first before assuming the film is about Aluu 4. You are hearing from the horse’s on mouth that the movie is not about Aluu 4.”
For the purposes of clarity about the incidence and why people are outraged, and rightly so, about any attempt to use the unfortunate incident for any form of commercial gains, we have posted the video below.