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DSS arrests Nollywood actor, Chiwetalu Agu hours after Army released him



Following his release on Friday by the Nigeria Army, embattled Nollywood actor, Chiwetalu Agu, has been arrested by operatives of the Department of State Security Services.

Chiwetalu Agu, was arrested on Thursday for wearing a regalia depicting the flag of Biafra which the Army later described as canvassing support for the Indigenous People of Biafra, a proscribed group in the country.

A Nigerian writer, Chiagozie Fred Nwonwu, who writes under the pen name Mazi Nwonwu, confirmed that Agu was not yet a free man.

According to Nwonwu, Agu is presently in custody of the DSS.

“Chiwetalu Agu is still not free. He is with DSS now. Colleagues say they are looking for a top lawyer to bail him,” Nwonwu wrote on his known Facebook page on Friday.

Chiwetalu Agu, was later seen in a video, explaining to military officials, he was only distributing bread to the less previleged.