Nollywood actor Chiwetalu Agu has been released from DSS custody.
Glamtush reports that the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) on Tuesday secured the release of Nollywood actor, Chiwetalu Agu, from the Department of State Services (DSS), Abuja.
This was revealed by Director of Communications, Actors Guild of Nigeria, Monalisa Chinda Coker 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.”
Recall that Agu was first arrested by the Nigerian Army on October 7, 2021, around Upper Iweka in Onitsha, Anambra State, for wearing a Biafra outfit while distributing bread and other items to the poor.
The army had accused him of soliciting support for the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) which has been accused of several acts of terrorism. He was subsequently handed over to the DSS for investigation and prosecution.