Veteran Nollywood actor, Chiwetalu Agu says security operatives treated him with respect while in their custody. The movie star was first arrested
Veteran Nollywood actor, Chiwetalu Agu says security operatives treated him with respect while in their custody.
In response, the army denied assaulting the comic actor. It also clarified that Chiwetalu was arrested after he publicly displayed his solidarity for the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), a proscribed separatist group.
Amid the public outrage, Chiwetalu was later released last week Friday, after spending nearly 24 hours in detention. He was then rearrested by the Department of State Service (DSS) for “further questioning” and detained for four days.
At the AGN event, Chiwetalu said while in detention, senior security officers treated him with respect while some others seized the opportunity to interact with him.
“It didn’t start well but God took control. I was only buying bread for the poor. Soldiers came in and started scattering things. They said they are calling me in the office but they did not tell me my offense. Because they did not tell me my offense, I refused to follow them.
“That drama that took place was important so that they will know that Igbo are here. That moment of Upper Iweka till the time we got to the army barracks close to Zik Mausoleum, to 82 Division of the Nigerian Army, and to DSS office in Abuja, nobody touched me. They treated me with respect. Every officer wanted to be involved in the case so that they can have opportunity to interact with Chinwetalu Agu.”