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BREAKING: Chiwetalu Agu released by DSS (see photos)

By Emeka Opara, October 13, 2021

Newwavereporters have reliably gathered that the embattled movie icon, Chiwetalu Agu, who was detained by the Nigerian army and later by the department of state security, DSS, for nearly a week for allegedly wearing the ”Biafran clothes” and “inciting” members of the public, has been released on Tuesday evening, October 12, 2021, by the DSS courtesy of Mike Ozekhome, SAN, Chambers.

It would be greatly recalled that he was first arrested at Upper-Iweka in Onitsha, Anambra State for adorning an outfit which the Nigerian army personnel said reflected the colours of the Biafran flag.

Actor Chiwetalu Agu had sustainably argued that he had committed no offence as he was merely wearing an attire with the rising sun and distributing ten thousand naira worth of bread he bought to the less privileged.

He was later handed to the DSS by the army who whisked him off to Abuja. He was however released yesterday evening after the intervention by Mike Ozekhome’s chambers which had been briefed by the Nigerian Guild of Actors to take up the defence on probono.

Chief Ozekhome who was briefed by Chief Emeka Rollas, Steve Eboh and Waski, on behalf of the Nigerian Guild of Actors, to step into the matter, swiftly effected Agu’s release.

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As gathered by Reuben Abati’s submission, according to source, several interactions were held by the chambers with the DSS operatives who were reportedly civil and cooperative.

Agu was released to Eboh and Monolisha 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.

Mr. Agu in company of Steve Eboh, later paid a courtesy call on Chief Mike Ozekhome and his team of lawyers same evening at his Abuja chambers to thank them and express their gratitude for Agu’s release.

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