Apparently when the security level in the country has been raised to a significant enough level, even a work of fiction can get you into deep trouble with the Bureau for National Investigations (BNI).
A Nigerian movie producer is reportedly wanted by the BNI for shooting a movie titled ‘terrorist’, Starrfmonline reports.
According to the report, the producer, Prince Chuks Ibezim, is wanted because the Bureau believes the content of the movie can pose a threat to national security, ergo, convince some people to join terrorist groups.
Ghana currently has a heightened terror alert level, after recent terrorist attacks on neighbours Cote d’Ivoire and Burkina Faso.
According to Starrfmonline:
The Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) is hunting for a movie Producer over a movie titled “Terrorist”.
Information gathered by Starr News indicates that the Producer of the movie, Prince Chuks Ibezim, a Nigerian who is also the CEO of One Africa Entertainment is being chased by the BNI over suspicion that the contents of the movie may be a threat to national security.
The movie is scheduled to be launched on May 8, 2016, in Koforidua before it is finally premiered.
Sources say the BNI is seeking to interrogate the producer over rumors that the movie contains contents that are likely to initiate the youth into acts of terrorism. One African Entertainment has produced movies such as Future in Isakaba, Prince Amina and I Prince Experience.