Taiwo Hassan, the veteran Nigerian actor, aka Ogogo, has spoken on how he used his boxing skill to teach an unruly fan a lesson in Ilaro, Ogun State.
In a video that went viral online, the actor could be seen fighting with a lout who was said to have demanded money from him.
Sharing his side of the story on his Instagram page, Ogogo wrote, “Before bloggers pick this up, let me tell my side of the story and the truth.
“I was in Ilaro, my hometown, for the inspection of a project, after which some unknown guys walked up to me for the normal appraisals. ‘We watch your movie’, ‘give up (us) money’, ‘We watched you all through our childhood’. As actors, we hear these every day.
“I offered all I had on me and one of them dragged me by my ‘agbada’ and demanded for an amount I could not pay. I asked him to leave me, but he said, ‘Do your worse (sic)’. The rest is story (sic).”
The actor also seized the opportunity to plead with fans who are in the habit of harassing celebrities. He wrote, “Please, stop harassing actors (and other) entertainers.
“Do you pay anyone for doing your job? No. It is our job too. Accept all we offer when we do. Remember, once a boxer, always a boxer.”
When Sunday Scoop put a call through to the actor, he said he was on a movie set and promised to get back to our correspondent.