By Benjamin Njoku
Budding actress Chrystabel Goddy who brutally attacked her colleague, Princess Chineke while on a movie set last Friday, has been charged to court.
This is coming few days after the leadership of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, AGN, issued a statement, suspending her from the guild.
She was charged to a magistrate court, sitting at Ogba,Lagos, during the week, for allegedly attacking and inflicting physical injuries on her fellow actor, resisting arrest and hitting a Police officer.
HVP gathered that the case has been adjourned till 8th of March.
Chrystabel, who was formally based in Port-Harcourt was on a set of the movie ‘Behind the Smile,” alongside Princess Chineke last Friday. They movie were shooting the movie around Iyana Ipaja area of Lagos, before they got involved in a heated argument which landed them in a messy tussle.
Narrating her ordeal to HVP during the week, Princess said, trouble started when she warned Chrystabel about her constant late night calls, which she said disturbed her sleep. After the warning, an argument ensued as Crystabel slapped Princess.
Princess was said to have retaliated when Crystabel grabbed her thigh with her teeth, bit off a chunk of her flesh which brought out her veins.
According to Princess, her family reported the matter to the Police during the week as she resisted arrest. She was said to have locked herself up inside the hotel room, refusing to open the door to avoid being arrested. And when the police forced themselves into the room, she became violent as she hit one of them on the chest with the door.
Princess said, she’s still receiving treatment following her biting off a chunk of her flesh, which she said was stitched.
Meanwhile, the AGN in a statement issued on Monday by the National Public Relations Officer, PRO, Moji Oyetayo, said the actress has been suspended.
In the statement, the National President of the Guild, Ibinabo Fiberesima condemned the ‘dastardly act of inflicting such a dangerous bodily injury on her colleague.’
According to the statement, “The Guilds and Associations in Nollywood have been duly notified of the suspension while the National and state task forces have been kept on alert to disengage her from all sets pending when the suspension would be lifted.
“The Guild has set up a high powered committee headed by the National Chief Whip, Empress Eneh to investigate the immediate and remote causes of the matter.”
The president “frowned at the act of cannibalism and urged all members to make discipline their watchword because we are the mirror of the society.
“Crystabel shall remain on suspension until the outcome of the investigation as stipulated by the constitution of the Guild,” the statement added.