FIPAG Disowns Hanks Anuku and Arrested Filmmakers

It was reported that a movie crew of 11 were arrested at dawn on Friday for allegedly causing fear and panic during the shooting of a television series on the Spintex Road in Accra. The crew, comprising five women and six men, including a popular Nigerian actor, Hanks Anuku, were said to have fired gunshots indiscriminately about 3 a.m. yesterday. Public Relations Officer of the Film Producers Association of Ghana (FIPAG), Micheal Kwaku Ola has told Hitz FM that the association does not know the production house the filmmakers were working for. “Our executives are struggling this morning to find out who this person is that is why some of our people are at the police station and some are also doing checks to find out who that person is; whether the person is a Ghanaian, has he registered his company, how they even got Hans Anuku to shoot a movie in Ghana, have they sought working permit for Hanks and many others. For now, we don’t know him.” Ola said, “FIPAG will deal with the arrested people after the police case has been settled. Educating filmmakers on how to acquire permission before shooting a movie in Ghana, Micheal kwaku Ola said, “we are trying very hard to streamline things so that we will be aware of every production going on in the country. We have offices in all the regions in the country so movie makers can go to any of these offices”. is reliably informed that the arrested people have been granted bail.