Chiwetalu Agu Opens Up On How DSS Treated Him In Detention


Veteran Nollywood actor, Chinwetalu Agu, has narrated his experience, while he was in detention in the Nigerian Army and the Department of State Services, DSS.

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Newspot reports that the 65-year-old actor was arrested in Upper Iweka Bridge by soldiers while carrying out a charity activity, for wearing a Biafra-themed outfit, in Onitsha, Anambra State.

He was, however, released but rearrested by the Department of State Services, DSS.

Chiwetalu Agu

Speaking about the experience, the comic actor revealed that the soldiers and DSS operatives treated him with respect while in detention.

He said: “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 the opportunity to interact with Chinwetalu Agu.”

DSS released him following the intervention of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, AGN.

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