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Two Thoughts Some People Hold About The Arrest Of Chiwetalu Agu That Are False

Since in the afternoon of yesterday, one of the most trending issues has been the arrest of one of the best Nollywood actors, Chiwetalu Agu, by the Military forces in Onitsha - the capital city of Anambra State.

The Military officers had accused the famous award-winning entertainer of campaigning for Biafra, as well as inciting the public against the country. However, he had defended himself by saying that he was only giving bread to the less privileged along Upper Iweka Road in Onitsha where the incident took place.

However, since the time of the development, some members of the public have been criticising the security forces of manhandling him. Therefore, this piece is being written in an attempt to shed light on the accusation. So, let's see two positions of some members of the public concerning the arrest -

1.) As already mentioned above, the Military forces who arrested the actor were accused by some members of the public of brutalising him. But even if the force men did not come out to debunk the allegation, the videos of the whole incident are online. And the fact is that the Army was right that they did not beat up the veteran entertainer. Even, from the video footage, it can be said that he was rather entertaining them with his hilarious acts of self-defence at the Military base where he was taken to. In addition, now that he has been set free, he has assured everyone that he was okay. And it is visibly so.

Chiwetalu Agu and two of his acting colleagues upon he release

2.) Also, contrary to the mindset of some people that he was done-with as his arresters would not release him, what else do they have to say now that he has been released? What is deductible from this is that, albeit there are some bad eggs among the Military, just like elsewhere around the world, there are still good once among them.

However, Chiwetalu Agu was arrested not only because the garment he was wearing was made with the Biafran flag, but also because the flag is that of the proscribed IPOB.

Chiwetalu Agu donning his controversial regalia


The disputed Biafran flag

Nonetheless, It is joyous that he has regained his freedom after spending a day in the Military custody.

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Chiwetalu Agu Onitsha

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