Nollywood actor, Nkem Owoh has spoken about a very painful subject regarding the death of his younger brother Bartholomew Owoh. Bartholomew Owoh was one of the three young Nigerians executed by General Buhari for an offence that allegedly did not carry the death penalty. Bernard Ogedengbe (29), Bartholomew Owoh (26) and Lawal Ojuolape (30) were publicly executed by General Buhari
According to a source close to the Nollywood actor who spoke with Breaking Times, Nkem Owoh and the rest of his family have not recovered from the trauma of the cold-blooded killing of the three young men, particularly their brother and son, Bartholomew Owoh.
The laws of Nigeria at the time the offence was committed did not prescribe the death penalty. When Buhari took over power, he insisted the young men should be executed and they were killed publicly by the firing squad.
According to the source, “Nkem Owoh and his family have not forgiven Buhari for killing their brother at the young age of 26.
Every time Nkem Owoh sees Buhari on TV, he weeps bitterly over his brother. He can’t even believe that Buhari has the nerve to seek re-election as President”. Bartholomew Owoh and others were allegedly arrested for peddling cocaine and convicted for that crime.
A little intro of the comic veteran actor:
He was born in October 1958, in Amagu Village, Udi town, Enugu state, Nigeria, and is now 58 years old. When he finished his primary and secondary education, he got admitted to the University of Ilorin to study for a B.Eng in Electrical Engineering. While in the University, he started his acting career. He was also a newscaster in the NTA network news Enugu, during the early 80s.
He has acted hundreds of Movies like Things Fall Apart back in 1987 (This is one of his first major movies. He starred this movie alongside the veteran actor, Pete Edochie), Ukwa, back in the year 2000 (This movie gave him the popular nickname “Ukwa”). The movie is about a funny village man Ukwa who travels to the city to meet his rich elder brother, and gets shocked when he is made an ordinary driver. This movie is packed with lots of interesting scenes.