Fast rising Nollywood actor cum producer, Lawrence Onuzulike
who allegedly was assaulted last Friday by men from Special Anti- Robbery Squad,SARS while on the set of his new movie entitled, Bloomsberry Hotel, has threatened to institute a legal action against the team.
He also plans to include in the suit his business partner, Mr. Eugene Nta who he suspected was the brain behind his ordeal. In a telephone conversation with HVP, Onuzulike confirmed that he was assaulted and whisked away by men from SARS without any cause while on movie location in Ajah area of Lagos. He disclosed that he has briefed his lawyers about the incident and he hopes to go to court to seek redress.
Narrating his ordeal to HVP, the actor said, “I was shooting my new movie in Ajah area of Lagos when suddenly a mini-bus drove into the hotel. I went out to find out who they people were. Immediately, one of them alighted from the bus and asked if I were Lawrence. I answered in the affirmative. He asked me to enter the bus, insisting he had something to discuss with me. I refused to enter the bus, and it was there and then, he revealed his identity to me. I requested to inform my artistes before hand. It was at this point that the leader of the team got angry with me, warning that he would not hesitate to handcuff me if I insist on informing my artistes. Later, he ordered his men to handcuff me . After which I was beaten mercilessly and whisked away by the team.”
Eye witnesses said, the actor was thoroughly beaten before he was whisked away by the team. ’’It was really embarrassing because they humiliated him in public, as people watching lost count of the number of slaps he received from the SARS team.’
Lawrence, however, traced his ordeal to his business partner,Mr. Nta who he said invited men from SARS, following his business dealings with him.