Veteran actor, Chiwetalu Agu, who was arrested by the Nigerian Army on Wednesday, October 7, for adorning an outfit with the Biafran flag on it, has been released. He was released today October 8, after the leadership of the Actors Guild of Nigeria mediated.
The Nigerian Army arrested the movie star on Thursday. Army spokesperson Onyema Nwachukwu accused the actor of “inciting members of the public and soliciting for support for the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB),” in a release issued on Tuesday.
In a viral video on Thursday, Mr Agu was seen dressed in Biafran flag regalia, which prompted the Nigerian Army to arrest him at Upper Iweka Road, Onitsha, Anambra State.
The National President of The Nigerian Actors Guild, Emeka Rollas said his team facilitated Mr Agu’s release.
Mr Rollas said Steve Eboh, AGN’s special assistant on military affairs and intergovernmental relations, confirmed Agu’s release from the army barracks in Enugu on Friday.