Breaking: DSS flies actor Chiwetalu Agu to Abuja, family members denied access

Chiwetalu Agu, a veteran actor, has been transported to Abuja as part of an inquiry into him promoting Biafra and reportedly instigating members of the public.

On October 7, 2021, around Upper Iweka in Onitsha, Anambra State, the Nigerian Army apprehended Agu for wearing a Biafra uniform while distributing bread and other stuff to the impoverished.

He was accused by the army of seeking support for the banned Indigenous People of Biafra, which has been accused of terrorism in the past. He was then turned over to the DSS to be investigated and prosecuted.

A relative of the Nollywood actor, on the other hand, told reporters that they had been denied access to him.

Because of the sensitivity of the case, the relative requested anonymity. Agu was transferred from Anambra to Enugu and then to Abuja, according to the relative.

The DSS, he claimed, had resisted attempts to see him in Abuja.

“We spent two days trying to ascertain his whereabouts. We were later informed that he was moved to Enugu and then Abuja.

“We heard that the idea is to move him away from the South-East. We have made efforts to see him, but the DSS has not granted us access. Even the lawyers have not been allowed to reach him,” the relative said.

Attempts to get a response from DSS spokesperson, Dr. Peter Afunaya, proved abortive as he rejected calls; while a text message had not yet been responded to as of the time of filing this report.

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