Chiwetalu Agu, A Nollywood Actor, Has Been Released From DSS Custody
The Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) secured Chiwetalu Agu’s release from the Department of State Services (DSS) in Abuja on Tuesday.
Touchaheart Nigeria reports that Monalisa Chinda Coker, Director of Communications for the Actors Guild of Nigeria, confirmed this on her Instagram page.
The statement titled, ‘Chiwetalu Agu released to Actors Guild Of Nigeria’ signed by Chinda, read,
“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.
“On behalf of the Guild, I was at the DSS office with my colleague, the Senior Special Assistant on Military Affairs and Inter Governmental Relations to the President, Steve Eboh, to receive Mr. Agu today.
“The elated veteran actor thanked God for surviving the ordeal and commended the leadership of the Actors Guild of Nigeria headed by Ejezie Emeka Rollas for their relentless efforts in securing his release from the detention.”
On October 7, 2021, around Upper Iweka in Onitsha, Anambra State, the Nigerian Army apprehended Agu for wearing a Biafra uniform while distributing bread and other stuff to the impoverished.
He was accused by the army of seeking support for the banned Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), which has been accused of terrorism in the past. He was then turned over to the DSS to be investigated and prosecuted.