Nollywood actor Chiwetalu Agu has been released from the custody of the Department of State Security (DSS).
This was made known in a statement signed by the director of communications, Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) Monalisa Chinda posted on Instagram on Tuesday.
According to the statement, the AGN president Emeka Rollas helped in securing the release of the veteran.
“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,” the statement read.
The 67-year-old who was first arrested by soldiers in Onitsha, Anambra State on Thursday, October 7, after he was spotted wearing an outfit made from the Biafran flag was released on Friday with the help of the national president of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Emeka Rollas, only to be rearrested by the DSS who claimed that the Nigerian Army handed him over to them.