Mike Ozekhome Senior Advocate of Nigeria SAN, a Human rights lawyer, has disclosed the real reason why the Department of State Services, DSS, granted Nollywood veteran, Chiwetalu Agu freedom.
Accordind to DAILY POST NEWS, Mr Ozekhome said Agu was released after they searched his phones and found nothing incriminating.
The 65- year- old actor was first arrested by the Nigerian Army last Thursday in Onitsha Iweka for wearing an outfit said to be promoting the afairs of the proscribed Indigenious People of Biafra IPOB.
He was arrested in Upper Iweka Bridge by Nigerian military while carrying out a charity exercise, as he was seen sharing bread worth N10, 000 to hungry people.
Agu was, however, released by the Nigerian Army on Friday, hours later which he was re- arrested by DSS operatives.
According to a source in the area, the secret police was said to have transferred the veteran actor to Abuja for interrogation.
The human right lawyer however, said Agu committed no offence to warrant his arrest.
Barrister Mike Ozekhome disclosed this in a statement he signed titled: ‘ Chiwetalu Agu Released By DSS’ .
Mike in his statement as quoted by DAILY POST NIGERIA said, ” 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, ” he concluded.
Meanwhile, photos of the veteran Nollywood Actor Chiwetalu Agu, has floated different social media platforms as he was seen Celebratng with colleagues hours later he was released.
Chiwetalu Agu is fully granted his freedom as any other citizen.
Video: Moment Chief Agu Chiwetalu was under Nigeria military custody in division 82 cantonment Enugu state