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Nollywood Actor Uche Odoputa opens up on Drug Trafficking Experience that landed him in Jail & Why he’s full of Hope for the Future | Watch



Uche Odoputa

Uche Odoputa, an actor, producer and a director who was arrested in 2007 by the Nigerian Drug Law Enforcement Agency for trafficking drugs and subsequently jailed for two years and three weeks in a recent interview with BroadWay Africa TV spoke about his life before the incident, his regrets and his plans for the future.

Uche said he was open to the drug trafficking offer because he thought he could drastically change his living conditions when he wasn’t getting any substantial movie roles, and when he could not afford to feed or house himself and his family.

He mentioned that although his colleagues abandoned him then for obvious reasons, he doesn’t hold it against them as it was a time for him to learn a lesson.

He said his major regret was letting his family down and letting his London friends take advantage of his situation by talking him into the act.

He mentioned that he has never used drugs and the encounter was the first time he saw the item.

He also said he is grateful for a second chance and will never travel that route again.

Uche Odoputa who played Chief Livinus in the popular TV series, Husband of Lagos; also mentioned how the movie has impacted his life and his plans for the future.

Watch the interview below:

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  1. Ben

    June 16, 2017 at 2:08 pm

    I think it’s ok for every Nigerians to be committing crimes and blame it on situation of things around them , some people can’t just be brave to take full responsibility for their actions

  2. Uberhaute looks

    June 16, 2017 at 2:52 pm

    I think he’s not really blaming them or the situation too much. Poverty is a very bad thing. I am happy he is trying to pick the pieces of his life. God is just and merciful…I hope he has repented fully.

  3. Ab

    June 16, 2017 at 2:55 pm

    There’s nothing wrong with saying something led you to Doing wrong as long as you admit you have done wrong and genuinely work hard towards becoming a better person! By admitting the wrong you’ve already accepted responsibility! I think (personally) focus on what’s important which Are admitting or accepting that you’ve done wrong and most importantly Learning from that experience and becoming a better person ! I’m sure it wasn’t easy to grant this interview or maybe it was (since he’s in the entertainment industry) … all I can say is Man , you have a second chance, use it well! I can’t even judge nobody in this life no more because now I know better— we can never know or fully understand the other person’s story especially if we’ve never experienced it!

    Sorry for any typos ?

  4. Eliot

    June 16, 2017 at 3:18 pm

    How else do u want him to take full responsibility. Please let him be. Allow him focus on his career.

  5. Jwezee

    June 16, 2017 at 3:38 pm

    Am happy for him..he got up again!!!

  6. Lacey

    June 16, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    London friends are the worst set of friends, very terrible sets of Nigerians packed in one country! They operate with crab ? mentality!!! Thank God for another chance ! Even the case of Evans the kidnapper, are our politicians not worse?

    • Biker Chic

      June 16, 2017 at 6:47 pm

      Girl, what circle do you run in?

  7. Ladonna

    June 16, 2017 at 7:10 pm

    Going the drug trafficking route is not the best but you all don’t understand how terrible is it when you are poor.Nigeria is worst place to be poor in,am talking from experience.may God help us all

  8. Ify

    June 16, 2017 at 8:01 pm

    I absolutely love his character in Husbands of Lagos. So funny.

    • Cocolette

      June 16, 2017 at 9:02 pm

      This girl egbugom para my Volvo! This girl has killed me and carried my Volvo ? He killed his character in Husbands of Lagos!

  9. Tumininu

    June 16, 2017 at 10:23 pm

    He killed his character in husbands of Lagos.

  10. Jaygirl

    June 17, 2017 at 12:04 am

    Awwwhh we love Oga Livinus.

  11. tunmi

    June 17, 2017 at 5:17 am

    And that’s how you own it!!!!!! Future people who fall and attempt to rise, Abeg use this a template. Just own your ish and work to rebuild yourself and make amends.

  12. unadite

    June 17, 2017 at 6:48 am

    Just two years for drug trafficking??? What do I even know?

  13. Eagleeye

    June 18, 2017 at 7:57 pm

    This article is sooo badly written….BN please I left LIB for this exact reason.
    Whatever happened to the standards you once had?

  14. IgboKwenu

    June 21, 2017 at 4:25 am

    Many many poorer Nigerian tribes exist but it’s Igbos that will use poverty as their excuse to do wrong.

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