Mike Ozekhome, a popular human rights lawyer, has revealed why the Department of State Services, DSS, freed Nollywood veteran Chiwetalu Agu.
Agu was freed after his phones were searched and nothing incriminating was discovered, according to Ozekhome (SAN).
Last Thursday, the Nigerian Army apprehended the 65-year-old actor in Onitsha, Anambra State, for wearing Biafra symbols.
Soldiers apprehended him when he was participating in a charity event on Upper Iweka Bridge.
Agu, on the other hand, was released by the Nigerian Army on Friday, only to be re-arrested by DSS operatives.
According to reports, the renowned actor was taken to Abuja for questioning by the secret police.
Ozekhome, on the other hand, said Agu had done no crime that warranted his detention.
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.