The Actors Guild of Nigeria says that veteran Nollywood actor, Chiwetalu Agu, has been picked up by men of the Department of State Services. AGN Pr
AGN President, Emeka Rollas, revealed this, adding that the actor was arrested by the secret police shortly after he was released by the Nigerian Army.
Rollas said, “The AGN is aware that the DSS has picked up Chiwetalu Agu after the Nigerian Army arrested him. We are currently working on securing his release.”
The Street Journal had earlier reported that soldiers on Thursday arrested the actor around Upper Iweka Bridge in Onitsha for wearing an outfit with Biafra flag emlazoned on it.
Agu was reportedly on a charity mission to the less privileged when he was arrested by soldiers.
The Nigerian Army in a statement had said that the actor was arrested “while inciting members of the public and soliciting for support for the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra.”
The Army had also said the actor “dressed in a very well-known attire of the proscribed group”, adding that he was being questioned.
However, the Army was said to have released the actor on Friday before he was picked up by the DSS.
Shortly before his rearrest, the actor was seen seated on a bare floor with soldiers around him.
Agu had said, “I can wear this…this is rising sun, not Biafra, not Eastern Security Network…This is a civil dress. With my education, I know areas to go, areas not to go.
“I was sharing 10,000 worth of bread when he (soldier) came, no campaign, nobody was doing any demonstration or carrying people along. Even people who were hawking, I was giving them bread.”