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Chiwetalu Agu taken to Abuja DSS

 Chiwetalu Agu taken to Abuja DSS

Chiwetalu Agu

 Veteran actor Chiwetalu Agu has been moved to the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja by the Department of State Services (DSS).

The move, The Nation learnt, is to intensify investigations for promoting Biafra and allegedly inciting members of the public.

The Nation reported 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.

A relation of the actor alleged DSS had been denied access to him.

 “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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