12th October, 2021
Nollywood actor, Chiwetalu Agu has been released from the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS).
His release was secured by the Actors Guild of Nigeria on Tuesday in Abuja.
A statement issued by Monalisa Chinda Coker, Director of Communications, Actors Guild, on Tuesday evening said the National President of the Guild, Ejezie Emeka Rollas secured his release.
“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,” the statement said.
Agu was first arrested by soldiers for allegedly promoting Biafra and inciting the people against government. He was said to have worn a branded Biafra outfit.
After he was released by the soldiers, the DSS grabbed him and he has been with them for since. He was later flown to Abuja before his eventual release.