According to information reaching Ghana Africa News, Nigerian Veteran Actor, Chiwetalu Agu has been picked up by Department of State Service, DSS shortly after he was released by the Nigerian Army.
Veteran Nollywood Actor, Chiwetalu Agu was released after a series of questions by the Nigerian Army, but to everyone’s amazement, he has been picked up by the DSS for another interrogation.
According to Chiwetalu Agu, he so indifferent of the political links to his outfit and refer to it as “Rising Sun” a symbol of the work he is doing.
The Nigerian Army arrested renowned Nigerian actor, Chiwetalu Agu as the main reason was his outfit that carried the Biafran flag.
In a statement released by the Nigerian Army, it explained that, troops of Nigerian Army arrested Chiwetalu Agu while inciting members of the public and soliciting for support for the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
Dressed in a very well-known attire of the proscribed group, Chiwetalu Agu was picked up for questioning while inciting members of the public to join the proscribed group.
Though he attempted putting up some resistance when troops made effort to take him into custody, he was not assaulted or subjected to brutalization.
While the Army recognizes the inalienable rights of the citizenry to freedom of movement and expression as enshrined in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, it is apparently a violation for any individual or group to incite the public to cause mayhem or break down of law and order.
It is therefore pertinent to state that while exercising such freedoms, it must be done within the confines of the law, bearing in mind the imperative for peace, and national security.
For the avoidance of doubt and emphasis, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) remains proscribed.
Therefore, any individual or group seen to be projecting and advancing the cause or activities of the group is viewed as brazenly challenging the constitutionality of Federal Republic of Nigeria.
More worrisome, was the fact that considering the prevailing security situation of the region, coupled with the ongoing Exercise GOLDEN DAWN, his action could be a tacit endorsement and support for the proscribed group.
The Nigerian Army noted that, they have witnessed the activities of the group take a violent dimension in recent times.
They said Chinwetalu Agu has clearly demonstrated uncharitable disposition to negate peace and security in the region, hence, he is taken into custody for preliminary investigation.
The statement pointed that, it is important to once again place on record that the allegation that he was brutalized is false and should be disregarded accordingly.
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