It has emerged that Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh was arrested on June 9, 2015 after she allegedly aimed a gun at his ex-husband’s security guard in his luxurious Trasacco Valley residence in Accra.
Tonto Dikeh, 32, is alleged to have threatened to gun down the guard who tried to restrain her from recklessly damaging properties belonging to her estranged husband, Olakunle Churchill on suspicion that he was cheating on him.
The actress claimed in a video posted on her Instagram page that Churchill, who was her fiancée at the time had physically attacked her while they were on holidays in Accra.
Tonto Dikeh also claimed in the video, which analysts say, was “deceptively edited” that she had to flee from the house naked to seek refuge at the Nigerian High Commission in Ghana.
Speaking on the incident, Supt. Joseph Oppong, Crime Officer at the Madina Divisional Police command, flatly denied Tonto’s claims stressing her claims were fictitious and unfounded.
Supt. Oppong disclosed that the Madina police patrol team received a call from Churchill’s cellphone around 3.am on that fateful day, complaining that his raging fiancé was destroying properties in his home.
“And truly, when my men got to the house after the call came through, the whole house was in a mess”. “She was struggling with the security guard and some neighbors who had gone there to prevent her from causing further damage to the properties in the house”.
It was during the security guard’s tussle with Tonto, who had pointed a pump action gun belonging to Churchill at the guard that drew the attention of neighbors to the house at that ungodly hour.
The pump action rifle had been licensed, the police confirmed. “I can’t really say she was drunk because I am not in a position to say that, but I can confirm she was in a serious mess herself. In fact, the whole house was in utter chaos when my men got there,” Supt. Oppong stressed.
He said the actress was arrested and put behind cells before the incident was officially reported to the Nigerian High Commissioner, who recommended an amicable settlement of the matter.
The police say Tonto was charged for illegal damage of properties, but dropped the case after Churchill wrote to notify them of his intentions to withdraw his complaint three days after the incident. “He told us he wouldn’t allow his fiancée to go to jail just because she had destroyed his properties,” the police added.