By Newsie Events Media:
A lawyer and human rights activist, Mike Ozekhome (SAN) who was very instrumental to the release of the Nollywood veteran Chiwetalu Agu from the DSS custody has explained why he was freed.
The constitutional lawyer said that Agu was released after his phones were examined and nothing incriminating was discovered.
Recall that the 65-year-old actor was arrested by the Nigerian Army last Thursday in Onitsha, Anambra State, for putting on an outfit with same semblance to Biafran flag.
The veteran actor was carrying out a charity event when soldiers apprehended him at Upper Iweka Bridge.
Agu was, however, released by the Nigerian Army on Friday, but was re-arrested by DSS operatives.
The secret police was said to have transferred the veteran actor to Abuja for interrogation.
However, Ozekhome said Agu committed no offence to warrant his arrest.
He disclosed this in a statement he signed titled: ‘Chiwetalu Agu Released By DSS’.
“Several interactions were held by the chambers with the DSS operatives, who were, however, very civil and very cooperative.
“Agu was released this (Tuesday) evening to Steve Eboh and Monalisa 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,” he said.
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