Nollywood veteran Chiwetalu Agu on Thursday was reportedly beaten and arrested by soldiers in Onitsha, Anambra State for wearing an outfit made from the Biafran flag.
In a video that went viral on social media, a man claimed that the actor had stopped at a market in Onitsha to buy bread when he was attacked by soldiers who beat him up for his Biafran outfit.
Another voice from the video was heard saying, “This Onitsha right now, Upper Iweka right now, Nigerian soldiers arrested Chiwetalu Agu, Chiwetalu Agu Nigerian Nollywood actor, the youth are protesting.”
An insider disclosed to Qed.ng that the national president of the Actors Guild of Nigeria Emeka Rollas has been notified of the arrest and is ‘currently on the matter’.
Our source also said that the actor has been moved from 302 Onitsha Cantonment where he was previously detained to 82 Division in Enugu.
The actor recently shared a photo of himself dressed in the Biafran flag outfit as a sign of support for the Indigenous People of Biafra.
Meanwhile, photos from the actor’s Instagram account have been deleted.