Veteran Nollywood actor, Chiwetalu Agu has detailed how military officers and the Department of State Services, DSS operatives treated him after they arrested him.
You would recall that Chiwetalu Ago was picked up by soldiers in a very fierce and harsh manner in Upper Iweka axis in Onitsha, Anambra State whilst he was embarking on his charity activity.
It was reported that the reason why the army arrested him was that he wore a Biafra outfit that had the colors of the Biafra flag and thus was supporting the activities of the Proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.
However, after several pleas by the Actors Guild of Nigeria, he was released by DSS following hours of detention and sharing his experience whilst in the custody of the Police and DSS operatives, he revealed that he not touched by any officer of the DSS.
“It didn’t start well but God took control. I was only buying bread for the poor. Soldiers came in and started scattering things. They said they are calling me in the office but they did not tell me my offence. Because they did not tell me my offence, I refused to follow them.
“That drama that took place was important so that they will know that Igbo are here. That moment of Upper Iweka till the time we got to the army barracks close to Zik Mausoleum, to 82 Division of the Nigerian Army and to DSS office in Abuja, nobody touched me. They treated me with respect.
“Every officer wanted to be involved in the case so that they can have opportunity to interact with Chinwetalu Agu,” he said.