The Actors Guild of Nigeria on Tuesday on its page confirmed that it has secured the release of veteran Igbo Nollywood actor, Chiwetalu Agu, on Tuesday, October 12, after he was arrested again and flown to Abuja by the Department of State Services.
The AGN made this known in a statement released on its official Instagram page, ‘Chiwetalu Agu released to Actors Guild Of Nigeria.’
The statement signed by the AGN Communication Director, Monalisa Chinda, read, stating the official release of the veteran Nollywood actor, for the second time in days, ‘CHIWETALU AGU RELEASED TO ACTORS GUILD OF NIGERIA”
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.
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 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.
Monalisa Chinda Coker
Director of Communications Actors Guild of Nigeria
Agu was first arrested by the Nigerian Army on October 7, 2021, around Upper Iweka in Onitsha, Anambra State, for wearing a Biafra outfit while distributing bread and other items to the poor.
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The army had accused him of soliciting support for the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra which has been accused of several acts of terrorism. He was subsequently handed over to the DSS for investigation and prosecution.
However, shortly before his release, a relative of the Nollywood actor said to the media that the veteran actor had been denied access to him.
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Agu, who has starred in several movies, including ‘Rattlesnake: The Ahanna Story’, which is now showing on Netflix, has been a known supporter of the Biafra struggle.
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