Popular screen diva, Mercy Johnson, is in a deep mess as you are reading this!
According to InformationNigeria, the popular Nollywood actress and mother of two is allegedly wanted by the Nigerian Police over a N2 Million unfinished movie debt. This is not one of the storylines in the Nollywood movies as it was said that a movie marketer, Film Mark Productions, has accused Mercy Johnson of running off with over two million Naira, being the complete sum paid to her for a movie role.
Reports revealed that the marketer paid the actress in March 2014 to star in his movie that kicked-off production a month later (April 2014). However, Mercy Johnson was said to have abandoned the location a few days into filming, after featuring in only a few scenes.
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According to the movie maker, Mercy Johnson made the excuse that she wanted to be with her family during the Easter period, and since he (the film maker) knows the importance of family, the actress was given time off from filming, with the promise that she would be back on location in two days' time. However, she was said to have never returned till this report was filed.
The filmmaker also made it known that he continued paying hotel bills for an extra 33 days, claiming it was all in the hope that the actress would return, but they did not know that all her assurances to be back soon on location were all unfulfilled.
After several weeks of not returning, they heard she was pregnant with her second child and had traveled to the US to stay for the remaining three months before giving birth. This prompted the filmmaker to report the case to the police, and Mercy was declared wanted.
The filmaker insisted that he wanted his money to hire another artiste to continue with his film. Mercy Johnson has not returned to Nigeria from America where she welcomed her second child several months ago.
It would be recalled that while the actress was pregnant with her second baby, she got a surprise baby shower from her friends. The baby shower got her so emotional that she broke down and started crying.