Veteran Nollywood actor, Chiwetalu Agu, has been released from Army custody a day after he was arrested for putting on an outfit with semblance to the Biafran flag.
This was made known via a video posted by Nollywood actor, Emeka Ike, on his Instagram page on Friday, where Agu was filmed with two representatives from the Actors Guild of Nigeria.
According to the video, Agu was released from military custody via the intervention of the AGN and according to one of the representatives, the actor is hale and hearty.
But he was, however, transferred to the office of the Department of State Services (DSS) in Enugu, who are insisting that a Senior Advocate of Nigeria must sign before he is freed.
When asked for a comment, Agu said, “Keep supporting Nollywood. It’s the only hope we have to sustain both our public and private lives.”
Soldiers arrested the actor around Upper Iweka Bridge in Onitsha for wearing an outfit with Biafra inscriptions on Thursday after manhandling him.
In a video shared of him speaking while being interrogated by soldiers, he said he was only sharing bread when he was arrested, while maintaining that there was nothing wrong with him wearing his clothes.
“This is rising sun, not Biafra, not Eastern Security Network,” he said.
The Nigerian Army had in a statement said that the actor was arrested “while inciting members of the public and soliciting for support for the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra.”