Shortly after he was released by the Nigeria military, veteran Nollywood actor, Chiwetalu Agu has been reportedly picked up by the men of the Department Security Service, DSS.
Confirming the news, AGN President, Emeka Rollas, in a telephone chat with one of our correspondents on Friday, said they’re working to release the 65yr-old actor.
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.”
Meanwhile, DSS Spokesman, Dr Peter Afunaya, told Punch Newspaper that it was the military that handed Chiwetalu Agu to them for questioning.
“Army brought him to us. Justice will take its course.”
Afunaya said, but refused to answer further questions.
Abacityblog had earlier reported that soldiers on Thursday arrested the Chiwetalu Agu around Upper Iweka Bridge in Onitsha for wearing an outfit with Biafra inscriptions.
Agu who spent a night in the military custody 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.”
Agu was later released following the intervention of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, AGN.