Chiwetalu Agu woes continue as DSS flies Nollywood actor to Abuja

A relative of the Nollywood actor who wished to remain anonymous because of the sensitivity of the case disclosed that they had been denied access to him.
Chiwetalu Agu woes continue as DSS flies Nollywood actor to Abuja
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Emerging reports said the Department of State Services has flown Nollywood legend, Chiwetalu Agu, to Abuja in continuation of investigations into his alleged public incitement and promotion of Biafra secession agenda.

WuzupNigeria reported that Agu was nabbed by the soldiers on October 7 around Upper Iweka in Onitsha, Anambra State, for wearing a robe made of Biafra regalia while distributing bread to the poor.

The hierarchy of the Nigerian Army had accused him of drumming support for the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra which was outlawed over alleged acts of terrorism.

Agu, who has starred in several movies, including ‘Rattlesnake: The Ahanna Story’, which is now showing on Netflix, has been a known supporter of the Biafra struggle.

He has also been critical of the regime of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), for allegedly marginalising the Igbo.

The PUNCH reported that after he was released, Agu was picked up again by DSS operatives for further investigation and prosecution.

A relative of the Nollywood actor who wished to remain anonymous because of the sensitivity of the case disclosed that they had been denied access to him.

According to him, Agu was initially moved from Anambra to Enugu from where he was subsequently whisked away to Abuja.

The relative said all attempts to see him in Abuja were rebuffed by the DSS.

“We spent two days trying to ascertain his whereabouts. We were later informed that he was moved to Enugu and then Abuja.

“We heard that the idea is to move him away from the South-East. We have made efforts to see him, but the DSS has not granted us access. Even the lawyers have not been allowed to reach him,” the relative said.

Attempts to get a response from DSS spokesman, Dr. Peter Afunaya, proved abortive as he rejected calls; while a text message had not yet been responded to as of the time of filing this report.

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