Chiwetalu Agu, a renowned veteran Nollywood actor, has spoken out about his detention by the Nigerian Army for donning Biafran insignia.
Recall that the actor was detained by the military on Upper Iweka Road in Onitsha, Anambra State, for donning Biafra attire.
According to Brig. Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, the Army Public Relations officer who confirmed his detention, the veteran actor was detained for instigating members of the public and seeking support for the banned Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
In a viral video after his arrest, Chiwetalu Agu said he was sharing bread to hungry Nigerians and not demonstrating for anyone to join Biafra.
According to him, his outfit is just a dress with a rising sun and not anyway representing the Eastern Security Network, ESN.
He said: “What I’m wearing is a civil dress. This is not Biafran wear it is a rising sun and not eastern security outfit, ESN . I know where to go with this outfit.
“This sun on the dress I’m wearing is just a rising sun because I believe I must rise.
“I was sharing bread when they came to arrest me, I was not organising any demonstration. Is it wrong to feed the hungry Nigerians?”
Meanwhile, the President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Emeka Rollas, said the guild is doing its best to ensure his release.