Osayi Lawrence Lawson, son of dreaded armed robber of the late 80s Lawrence Anini, has finally reacted to the nollywood movie titled ANINI which according to him does not reflect the true story of his late father, as he hopes to present the real story to the public in due course.
Osayi used the opportunity to also reply those who have wrongly described him as ‘someone who may be like his dad’. He went on to reveal his identity and background in a video which has gone viral and attracting huge debate as to the real essence for the video.
Speaking out after three decades of silence is to clarify few issues and errors which may have painted his family in a bad light.
In the viral video, Osayi said he decided to speak because of people’s opinion about him for many years which are tied around his father’s deeds. He noted that he’s never like his dad but he remains proud of his father.
Osayi said anytime he goes out, people always point at him saying, ‘look at Anini’s son. That is Anini’s son.’ He said he was not hiding his identity and that he is proud of his father.
Osayi who wears dread locks, said he wanted to use the video to clarify some things about his late father.
He lampooned Nollywood producers over the video of ‘Anini’ saying many things in the video were untrue. He said “His name is not Nomanyagbon as stated in the movie.
Anini is not an alias but my grandfather’s name. If I am walking, people always point at me saying ‘see Anini pikin.’ I was somewhere yesterday and people were saying many things about Anini. I want to say that I am proud of my dad but I am not like him”
“I am not hiding my identity. I have used that name to take the Nigeria government to court for years. I am proud of my father. If the way he runs things is not okay by you, that is your opinion but he is my father.
“We are two brothers. My elder brother is called Osaro and I am Osayi. There is no need for people to be pointing at me. My grandmother is still alive. I will release the true story of Anini by this month end. There is nothing real in that drama about Anini.”he said.
Anini terrorised Benin City in the 1980s along with his sidekick Monday Osunbor. He was captured on December 3, 1986 and was convicted of most of his charges. He was later executed on March 29, 1987.
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