There was a report on the 7th of October 2021 that popular Nigerian actor, Chiwetalu Agu was arrested by some men of the Nigerian Army. The actor who was dressed in Biafran outfit was immediately arrested by the Nigerian Army at Upper Iweka Road, Onitsha, Anambra State. A video of the incident was also shared on social media, where the soldiers could be seen taking the actor away from his bus.
However, another report came that the actor was released on the 8th of October, after spending a day in detention with the Army. Just when we thought all was getting back to normal for the actor, he was rearrested by the Department of Social Security (DSS) for reasons that may obviously be bordering his Biafran outfit.
As well all know, during his detention with the Nigerian Army, the actor made it known that he was not in Onitsha to support any IPOB group, but was there on a philanthropic mission to share food to the people. While many people are still busy thinking the actor might have made that statement up to save himself, a new video has been shared online and this video has clearly pointed out that the actor did not lie about his philanthropic mission in Onitsha.
In the video that was shared by Linda Ikeji blog's on Instagram, the actor could be seen sharing food materials believed to be loaves of bread to some members of the public while still dressed in the Biafran outfit, just some moments before he was arrested by the Nigerian Army.
While I believe that wearing an outfit that identifies with a proscribed group in the country was a terrible mistake, it has become clear that the actor never lied to the Nigerian Army about his intentions in Onitsha.
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