AGN Secures Chiwetalu Agu’s Release From DSS Custody


Veteran Nollywood actor, Chiwetalu Agu, has been released from the custody of the Department of State Services.

As was first arrested in Onitsha, Anambra State, on August 7 by men of the Nigerian Army for wearing a Biafra outfit but was later released the following day.

However, shortly after his release, DSS operatives re-arrested the actor and flew him to Abuja.

The Actors Guild of Nigeria, on Tuesday, announced that it has secured the release of the actor from the DSS after facilitating his freedom from the army earlier.

AGN made this known in a statement on their official Instagram page titled, ‘Chiwetalu Agu released to Actors Guild Of Nigeria.’

The 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 his release from the detention.”


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