Nollywood diva Uche Jumbo recently rescued Ghanaian actor Van Vicker from officials of the State Secret Security (SSS) who had arrested him for being in possession of prop guns.
Vicker who was in Nigeria briefly for a movie shoot was identified with the prop guns by the SSS.
The star said he had reached a point in his career where he felt he needed items to look as real as possible in his movies.
Sources present when the SSS arrested the actor narrected what happended to Bola Aduwo of Nollywooduncut who reported the incidence.
They said that after Vicker had passed all security checks, he entered the plane and while in the plane his attention was called to identify what he had in his luggage.
He identified that they were prop guns, the security persons at the airport were not convinced and said they have to get their experts in ikoyi to check this out. That was how Van was whisked off to the SSS office in Ikoyi where he eventually passed the night.
Just before Vicker was about to enter the SSS Office, he contacted his wife and a fellow actor, Uche Jombo who at that time was attending the AMAAs.
He sent a blackberry messages about his situation to Uche Jombo and described where he was, Unfortunately for him because of the noise at the event and her low battery, she did not see the messages till the following morning.
When she did Uche quickly sprang into action and began to pull strings,Van was later released but without his prop guns.