A lot of blogs reported that it was an actual disaster and that Iyoho was badly burnt and fighting for his life in a hospital. But Peace Ben Williams Blog was reliably informed that the story was a hoax cooked up by the movie director, Stanlee Ohikhuare to hype his new movie, “Behind the Wheels.” And I maintained my stand that the story was a hoax.
Today, the actor released a new photo of himself looking perfectly okay along with a statement on his Gram saying it was ‘a movie fire that went well.’ Meaning he wasn’t burnt at all by the fire we all saw. Lol…at gullible Nigerians!
Ani Iyoho’s statement read:
To my friends
For most of you who have ever commented or sent a chat to me you know I do all I can to respond to them all. So it hurt me deeply to keep you in silence and in the dark during this period. I couldn’t avoid it. The calls were maddening. My phone had to be turned off till the matter was resolved in public where it started.
It worried the production that anything I might say as an individual may be misinterpreted further worsening the situation. I’m truly sorry beyond words for the emotional stress and inconvenience this might have caused you. It wasn’t a publicity stunt for me as some might still want to have you believe. It was a huge misunderstanding, misrepresentation and misinterpretation of events of that day and it took a toll on me in ways I can not explain.I am however extremely humbled at the love, care and support I got from you during this period. Words fail me. I am indebted to you. Thanks for being there for me and my family. God bless you and yours. Amen
I am well. It was a movie fire scene that went well.