Senior Advocate of Nigeria and reputable Human Rights Lawyer, Mike Ozekhome has revealed the real reason why Nollywood veteran actor, Chiwetalu Agu, was released from the custody of the Department of State Services.
You would recall that Chiwetalu Agu currently had a brushed with the law after he was arrested by the Nigerian Army for allegedly inciting support for the proscribed secessionist group IPOB.
After spending a night in the custody of the Nigerian Army, the award winning Nollywood actor was released only to be arrested by the officers of the Department of State Services (DSS) for further investigation. He was transported to Abuja away from the South East but he has now been released on Tuesday, 12th October 2021.
Mike Ozekhome has now revealed that upon further investigation by the DSS on Chiwetalu Agu, no incriminating evidence was found against him and that is why he has been released. In a statement by Ozekhome, he said that, ” Several interactions were held by the chambers with the DSS operatives, who were, however, very civil and very cooperative. Agu was released this (Tuesday) evening to Steve Eboh and Monalisa Chinda (Director of Media, Actors Guild of Nigeria), by the DSS at their headquarters in Abuja, after a careful search on his phones showed nothing incriminating” .
Also verifying the release was the Actors Guild of Nigeria, who stated that, ” 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” .