DSS moves veteran actor, Chiwetalu Agu to Abuja, bars family visitation

The Department of State Services (DSS) has transported veteran actor identified as Chiwetalu Agu to the federal capital territory, Abuja.

WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that the move is to deepen investigations for promoting Biafra and allegedly inciting members of the public.

Recall that Chiwetalu Agu was first arrested by the Nigerian Army on October 7, 2021, around Upper Iweka in Onitsha, Anambra State, for adorning a Biafra outfit while distributing bread and other items to the poor.

The army had accused him of soliciting support for the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra which has been accused of several acts of terrorism. He was subsequently handed over to the DSS for investigation and prosecution.

Speaking on the development, a relation of the actor alleged that DSS had been denied access to him.

According to the relation, attempts to see him in Abuja were rebuffed by the DSS.

“We heard that the idea is to move him away from the South-East. We have made efforts to see him, but the DSS has not granted us access. Even the lawyers have not been allowed to reach him,” the relation stated.

Agu, who has starred in several movies, including ‘Rattlesnake: The Ahanna Story’, which is now showing on Netflix, has been a known supporter of the Biafra struggle.

He has also been critical of the regime of the President, Muhammadu Buhari, for allegedly marginalising the Igbo.


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