- The joy of fans and supporters of Nollywood actor, Chiwetalu Agu, has been cut short by the rearrest of the actor
- Agu who was recently released by the Nigerian Army where he passed a night for wearing a Biafra Camouflage was later picked up by men of the Department of State Services
- The president of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Emeka Rollas, confirming his rearrest by men of the DSS assures his fans of his safety and prompt release
Fans of Nollywood veteran, Chiwetalu Agu, as well as other Nigerians who had heaved a sigh of relief that he has been released are now disturbed by the latest development of his case.
The filmmaker was arrested on October 7, by soldiers in Onitsha for wearing an outfit that carried the Biafran flag.
Shortly after securing his release on Friday, October 9, from the Nigerian Army, where he spent one night on Thursday, veteran Nollywood actor Chiwetalu Agu is said to have been arrested by the men of the Department of State Services (DSS).
The Punch reported that the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) confirmed the news on Friday when it was claimed that the veteran actor was picked up by DSS.
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The AGN president, Emeka Rollas, made this known in a phone conversation with The Punch correspondent on Friday.
Confirming the report, Rollas was quoted saying:
“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.”
A Nigerian writer, Mazi Nwonwu, in a Facebook post of Friday, October 8, claimed that the veteran actor is yet to be free but in the custody of the DSS.
Chiwetalu Agu excited as he visits human rights lawyer who facilitated his release from DSS detention
He further said that his colleagues were searching for a top lawyer to bail him.
"Chiwetalu Agu is still not free. He is with DSS now. Colleagues say they are looking for a top lawyer to bail him."
Chiwetalu Agu's arrest video goes viral
Legit.ng had earlier reported that a video of the 65-year old actor being harassed by soldiers caused quite a stir on social media.
The actor was beaten and arrested in Onitsha by soldiers for wearing an outfit that had the Biafra flag on it.
Agu was spotted in his car which was searched before he was manhandled by the army personnel.
Nigerian Army reveals why Chiwetalu Agu was arrested
Legit.ng had also reported that the Nigerian Army troops arrested veteran actor, Chiwetalu Agu, on Thursday, October 7 in Onitsha, Anambra state.
A statement from the Nigerian Army spokesman, Onyema Nwachukwu, noted that the actor was soliciting support for the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in the commercial city while dressed in their colours.
Source: Legit Nigeria