The President of Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Ejezie Emeka Rollas has once again succeeded in securing the release of veteran actor Chiwetalu Agu from the custody of the DSS.
This was disclosed via a statement on their official page today, October 12 titled, “Chiwetalu Agu released to Actors Guild Of Nigeria.”
The popular actor was first arrested last Thursday by some Army operatives, for wearing an outfit themed after the flag of Biafra, while distributing bread and other items to the poor and less privileged.
The army had in a statement said the comic actor was apprehended after he publicly displayed his solidarity for the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), a proscribed separatist group, leading to his arrest on October 7, 2021.
Following widespread condemnation from Nigerians, Chiwetalu was eventually released on Friday, after spending nearly 24 hours in detention.
However, the operatives of the DSS would later arrest the actor for “further questioning.”
Following his release yet again on Tuesday, a statement signed by the AGN Communication Director, Monalisa Chinda 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 Inter Governmental Relations to the President Steve Eboh to receive Mr. Agu today.
“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 release from detention.”