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What South East youth leaders said concerning Chinwetalu Agu's arrest by DSS

It's no longer news that veteran Nollywood actor Mr. Chinwetalu Agu had been arrested by the Directorate of State Services (DSS), after he was released by the Nigerian Army, in Onitsha, Anambra State. Many Nigerians including prominent personalities, movie stars and groups, had condemned the rearrest of the veteran movie actor.

In a recent report, an umbrella body of all the youth groups in the South East geopolitical zone, identified as the Coalition of South East Youth Leaders (COSEYL), in reaction stated that, "the Department of State Security, (DSS), arresting an elderly Igbo man like Chiwetalu Agu in broad daylight confirms to the entire world the hatred and disdain the DSS as well as the military have against Ndigbo."

Pondering on this remark by the group, I don't think Chinwetalu Agu's arrest, shows that the military and DSS have hatred against Ndigbo, they are just obeying order. It's evident that Igbos are also members of the DSS and even the Nigerian Army, do you mean to tell me, they are going to sit down and watch their brothers manhandled? Of course they won't.

COSEYL also said, "it's gross ethnic vendetta, for the DSS to arrest such a professional and prolific actor of Southeast extraction, for wearing a red, green and black clothe that has a drawing of a sun on it, claiming that it's IPOB regalia."

The group however, demanded that Mr. Chinwetalu Agu should be released and compensated for the injury and treatments meted out to him.

Recall that, Chinwetalu Agu was earlier arrested by the Nigerian Army, in Onitsha, while distributing loaves of bread, dressed in colours suspected to be IPOB regalia, but was later released. He was, however, said to have been rearrested by the operatives of the Directorate of State Services (DSS).

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