Popular Nollywood actor, Chiwetalu Agu, has been released by the Department of State Services (DSS).
The release was confirmed by the Director of Communication, Actor Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Monalisa Chinda, in a recent statement on the guild’s Instagram page.
Agu was nabbed by a group of soldiers for allegedly garnering support for the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in Onitsha, Anambra State, recently.
He was however released by the Nigerian Army but got picked up by the DSS a few hours later for questioning.
The statement read: “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.”