The Department of State Security, DSS releases Chiwetalu Agu to Actors Guild of Nigeria today 12 October 2021.
|The Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) said in a statement that it secured the release of Mr. Chiwetalu Agu from DSS detention.
AGN spokesperson, Monalisa Chinda, announced the release.
She quoted the actor as expressing gratitude to the guild for its relentless efforts to secure his freedom.
Family members of the actor went round today asking where the popular actor was being held.
Unlike his release by the army in Enugu the actor is yet to make a public appearance.
The actor was manhandled and arrested by soldiers on 7 October 2021 at Onitsha, Anambra State, while distributing bread.
The army accused Agu of incitement and also promoting membership of IPOB, the separatist group agitating for an Independent Biafra Republic.
The actor denies the charge of incitement and stated that he was merely distributing bread to the hungry at Onitsha.
The soldiers nevertheless bundled him from Onitsha to the Army’s 82nd Division in Enugu where he was detained overnight.
Following public outcry over the humiliation and arrest, the Army let go, only for him to step out and into a DSS trap.
DSS releases Chiwetalu Agu to Actors Guild