The Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) has secured the release of Chiwetalu Agu from the custody of the Department of State Service (DSS).
The Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) broke the news via its Instagram page on Tuesday 12th October. The veteran actor was first arrested last Thursday by soldiers for wearing an outfit themed after the flag of Biafra.
The army explained that the actor publicly displayed his solidarity for the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), a separatist group.
Chiwetalu was eventually released on Friday, after spending nearly 24 hours in detention.
But a few hours after his release by the army, he was arrested by the DSS for “further questioning”. He has remained in the custody of the security outfit since then.
Monalisa Chinda Coker, AGN’s spokesperson, said the actor’s release; followed efforts by Emeka Rollas, national president of the body, and other stakeholders.
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“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,” the statement read.
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 also 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.”
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