The Department of State Services has stated that veteran actor, Chiwetalu Agu, was brought to its custody by the Nigerian Army. It added that justice would be served.
DSS Spokesman, Dr Peter Afunaya, made this known in an interview with Punch.
Afunaya said, “Army brought him to us. Justice will take its course.”
TheNewsGuru recalls that Agu was arrested around Upper Iweke in Onitsha, Anambra State, on Thursday for wearing a Biafra outfit.
The state has experienced numerous incidents of violence in the last couple of weeks ahead of the governorship election next month.
Authorities believe separatist groups, notably the Indigenous People of Biafra, are behind the attacks but IPOB denies this.
Agu has been a passionate supporter of the Biafran struggle and had accused the Nigerian government of marginalizing Igbo.
Celebrities like Emeka Ike, Shan George and Emeka Rollas had condemned his arrest.
The Nigerian Army in a statement had said that the actor was arrested “while inciting members of the public and soliciting for support for the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra.”