Chiwetalu Agu has finally been released by the DSS The Department of State Services (DSS) freed Nollywood actor Chiwetalu Agu on Tuesday, a day after flying him to Abuja from Enugu.
According to a statement on their official Instagram page captioned, ‘Chiwetalu Agu Freed to Actors Guild Of Nigeria,’ the Actors Guild of Nigeria obtained his release.
Chiwetalu Agu has finally been released by the DSS
“The National President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Ejezie Emeka Rollas, has yet again secured the release of Actor Chiwetalu Agu from the custody of the DSS,” said the statement signed by the AGN Communication Director, Monalisa Chinda.
I was at the DSS office on behalf of the Guild with my colleague, the Senior Special Assistant.
Steve Eboh, the President’s Special Assistant on Military Affairs and Inter-Governmental Relations, will meet with Mr. Agu today.
“The happy veteran actor thanked God for bringing him through the experience and praised the leadership of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, led by Ejezie Emeka Rollas, for their unwavering efforts to secure his release from incarceration.”
On October 7, 2021, around Upper Iweka in Onitsha, Anambra State, Agu was arrested by the Nigerian Army for wearing a Biafra uniform while distributing bread and other supplies to the poor.
The army accused him of seeking support for the banned Indigenous Peoples of Biafra. which has been accused of a number of terrorist acts He was then turned over to the DSS for further investigation and prosecution.
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However, a family of the Nollywood star informed Thenigeriafm.com that they had been denied access to him soon before his release.
Chiwetalu Agu, a veteran actor, has finally been released by the DSS
Agu, who has appeared in a number of films, including ‘Rattlesnake: The Ahanna Story,’ which is currently available on Netflix, has been a vocal supporter of the Biafra movement.
He has also criticized the dictatorship of President Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) for supposedly marginalizing the Igbo.