Veteran Nollywood actor, Chiwetalu Agu has finally spoken up on his ordeal with the Nigerian Army and the DSS.
The actor, during a telephone interview with Broadway TV said he was not brutalized as widely reported during his arrest by the Army on Thursday, 7th October, 2021.
According to the actor, he was dragged by the Military following his resistant to follow them to their car when they accosted him at Upper Iweka, Onitsha Anambra State.
Agu said the Army interrogated him and handed him over to the DSS who subsequently interrogated him and searched his phone which, at the end they found nothing incriminating.
He said they accused him of sympathizing with IPOB over the cloth he wore, but adding that he told them it was a rising sun, and it has nothing to do with Biafra or IPOB.
“My costume was rising sun, not Biafra, Ojukwu propagated rising sun making it as a symbol for Igbos as they like to progress. If you look at Africa, Igbos are on the top because of their personal effort, not the government”, the veteran actor told Broadway TV.
Chiwetalu Agu went ahead to say that the earlier Nigeria split is better for all. He noted that the country has been designed against the Igbo people and they haven’t gain anything from the country.
He said; “The Government has not done anything for the Igbo man, they strive to do better on their own. The earlier we split as a country, the better for us. The percentage of Fulani, Buhari’s people in the workforce is 98%. The Igbo man has been placed on nothing.
“Benue is in turmoil, people are killing there but they want Fulani herdsmen to continue to do their business. It is draconian, you can’t force people in a big country like this. We need to rally our people from the same tribe to get to a peaceful approach in this country.”