Popo aka Osita Iheme

Nigerian top actor, Osita Iheme, mostly known

as 'Popo' was arrested while on a movie set in

Kumasi on Thursday, NEWS-ONE gathered at

press time.

Reports say the 31-year-old 'smallish' actor

was on a Ghanaian movie set when the incident

happened, but he has since been released.

Eyewitnesses said law enforcement agents

dressed in mufti in the company of officials of

the Ghana Actors Guild (GAG) and the Film

Producers Association of Ghana (FIPAG),

walked into the set and accosted Popo for

working in Ghana without a work permit.

The production has also been put on hold until

the Nigerian actor gets the necessary work


Public Relations Officer for FIPAG, Michael

Kwaku Ola, however, explained to NEWS-ONE

that there is an agreement among the movie

industry players that any foreign film maker

wanting to work in Ghana must first get an

official work permit from the Ghana Actors

Guild and a permit from FIPAG.

"Oh it was not both Aki and Popo. It was only

Popo and there was a little issue because he

did not have any of these permits. But he has

not come for the permit from FIPAG and he is

working on the others," Ola explained.

He said the arrangement was aimed at

protecting Ghanaian film makers from the

influx of foreign nationals to the movie



Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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