Emeka Rollas, president of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, has reacted to the arrest of veteran Nollywood actor, Chiwetalu Agu, by the Nigerian army on Thursday.
Agu was arrested by the army at Upper Iweka, Onitsha, Anambra State, for putting on Biafra regalia, associated with the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
He was reportedly taken to 82 Division in Enugu, with the army saying his regalia was an act of incitement towards IPOB.
Rollas knocked the actor for wearing a Biafra insignia, especially given the current security situation in the South-east.
He stated that the Guild is doing everything possible to ensure the release of the veteran actor.
“I don’t know why he put on Biafra regalia. The state is hot.” Rollas told Vanguard.
“We are in talk with the military officials to ensure he his released. I heard they have taken him to 82 Division of the Nigeria Military base. We will do our best.”