Veteran Nollywood actor, Chiwetalu Agu, has been arrested by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) hours after being released by the Nigerian Army.
This was disclosed by Emeka Rollas, President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), in an interview on Friday.
Agu was arrested by soldiers of the Nigerian Army in Onitsha, Anambra State on Thursday for wearing an attire said to be synonymous with the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
He was, however, released by the Nigerian Army on Friday, with pictures of him alongside representatives of the AGN leaving the Army Headquarters in Onitsha.
But according to Rollas, the veteran actor was arrested by DSS operatives shortly after he was released.
“The AGN is aware that the DSS has picked up Chiwetalu Agu after the Nigerian Army arrested him.
“We are currently working on securing his release,” Rollas told the Punch.
The Nigerian Army had in a statement said the actor was arrested “while inciting members of the public and soliciting for support for the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra”.
Defending himself while in the custody of the Army, Agu had said: “I can wear this…this is rising sun, not Biafra, not Eastern Security Network…This is a civil dress
“With my education, I know areas to go, areas not to go.
“I was sharing 10,000 worth of bread when he (soldier) came, no campaign, nobody was doing any demonstration or carrying people along. Even people who were hawking, I was giving them bread.”