When Nollywood actor Chiwetalu Agu was freed from the Army Headquarters in Enugu State on Friday, he wore the same “Biafra costume” that got him into conflict with soldiers.
Soldiers apprehended the actor near Upper Iweka Bridge in Onitsha on Thursday for wearing a shirt with Biafra inscriptions.
When soldiers apprehended Agu, he was purportedly on a charity expedition to help the least fortunate.
The actor was apprehended “while agitating members of the public and soliciting support for the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra,” according to the Nigerian Army.
The actor was also “dressed in a very well known clothing of the proscribed organisation,” according to the Army, who added that he was questioned.
One of the AGN representatives said the actor is hale and hearty.
Speaking in the video recorded on the premises of the Army Headquarter Enugu, PUNCH reported that Agu, who wore the same outfit he had on when he was arrested, encouraged Nigerians to “keep supporting Nollywood. It’s the only hope we have to sustain both our public and private lives.”
Agu had said, “I can wear this…this is rising sun, not Biafra, not Eastern Security Network…This is a civil dress
“With my education, I know areas to go, areas not to go
“I was sharing 10,000 worth of bread when he (soldier) came, no campaign, nobody was doing any demonstration or carrying people along. Even people who were hawking, I was giving them bread.”
Some Nigerians who were gutted by the action of the military had described the actor’s arrest as illegal.