Nollywood actor Chiwetalu Agu has been released from the Department of State Services custody in Abuja.
According to the Director of Communications, Actors Guild of Nigeria, Monalisa Chinda Coker, the guild influenced the actor’s release on Tuesday.
The guild’s statement titled, ‘Chiwetalu Agu released to Actors Guild Of Nigeria’, read, “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 InterGovernmental Relations to the President, Steve Eboh, to receive Mr Agu today,” Rollas said.
“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 read.
Agu was arrested by the Nigerian Army on October 7 around Upper Iweka in Onitsha, Anambra State, for wearing a Biafra outfit while distributing bread and other items to the poor.
The army accused him of soliciting support for the Indigenous People of Biafra. He was subsequently handed over to the DSS for investigation and prosecution.