Nigerian veteran actor, Chiwetalu Agu who was arrested by the Department of State Service hours after the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) secured his release from the detention of the Nigerian Army has thanked God for survival.
NewsWireNGR had reported that the Army claimed the actor who was sighted in the regalia of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) “was picked up for questioning while inciting members of the public to join the proscribed group”.
However, Agu denied wearing IPOB’s regalia while claiming the logo on his outfit depicts “rising sun”.
He was later released by the Army but was arrested by the DSS a few hours later.
On Tuesday, the DSS released him after the intervention of the AGN again.
Confirming the release of the actor, the National President of the AGN, Emeka Rollas in a statement Tuesday said; “On behalf of the Guild, I was at the DSS office with my colleague, the Senior special Assistant on Military Affairs and Inter Governmental Relations to the AGN President Steve Eboh to receive Mr. Agu today.”
Reacting, Chiwentalu Agu “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.”