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Officers Jostled To Be Involved In My Case, To Interact With Chiwetalu Agu – Actor Detained For Wearing Biafran Outfit Speaks

Posted by Samuel on Fri 15th Oct, 2021 - tori.ng

Agu was arrested in Onitsha, Anambra State by soldiers last week for putting on a Biafran outfit and conveyed to the Nigerian Army headquarters, Enugu.

 

Chinwetalu Agu, the veteran Nollywood actor, has revealed how the operatives of the Nigerian Army and the Department of State Services (DSS) were keen to question and interact with him while he was in their custody.

Agu was arrested in Onitsha, Anambra State by soldiers last week for putting on a Biafran outfit and conveyed to the Nigerian Army headquarters, Enugu.

He was soon released and again was rearrested by the secret police who transferred him to Abuja for further interrogation.

The actor, however, disclosed that the security operatives treated him with respect in detention despite the outrage that greeted his arrest, Daily Trust reports.

It took the intervention of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) before the Nigerian army could release him, but Agu said the DSS operatives also did not find anything incriminating with him, even on his phone.

During a welcome back event organised by the AGN members, Chinwetalu said, “It didn’t start well but God took control. I was only buying bread for the poor. Soldiers came in and started scattering things.

He said, “They said they were calling me in the office but they did not tell me my offence. Because they did not tell me my offence, I refused to follow them.

“That drama that took place was important so that they will know that Igbo are here. That moment of Upper Iweka till the time we got to the army barracks close to Zik Mausoleum, to 82 Division of the Nigerian Army and to DSS office in Abuja, nobody touched me. They treated me with respect.

“Every officer wanted to be involved in the case so that they can have the opportunity to interact with Chiwetalu Agu.”



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