Veteran Nollywood actor, Taiwo Hassan, popularly known as Ogogo, has explained the reason behind his altercation with a thug on the streets of Ilaro, Ogun State.
Videos trending on the Internet showed the actor in a scuffle with a man in the midst of a crowd before driving away after the brawl.
On Friday, Hassan posted an explanation for the altercation on his Instagram page while also sharing videos of the encounter.
According to him, the thug alongside others had approached him and demanded he pays them a sum he could not afford.
Despite giving them all the money he had, Ogogo revealed that the thug proceeded to drag his clothes, leading to his reaction.
“Before bloggers pick this up, let me tell my side of the story and the truth,” he wrote.
He added, “I was in Ilaro, my own home town, for an inspection of a project, after which some unknown guys walked up to me for the normal appraisals. ‘We watch your movie’, ‘give up money, ‘We watched you all through our childhood’…All these as an actor we hear every day.
“I offered all I had on me and one of them dragged me by my Agbada and demanded an amount I can’t pay. I asked him to leave me, he said, ‘Do your worse’. The rest is story.”
The actor further admonished fans to desist from harassing entertainers for money just because they are entertainers.
“Do you pay anyone for doing your job? No. It’s our job too. Accept all we offer when we do. Remember, once a boxer, always a boxer,” he wrote.