The State Security Service (SSS) has released Nollywood actor Chiwetalu Agu to Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN).
Mr Agu was arrested on last week Thursday by soldiers after being brutalised at Upper Iweka in Onitsha Anambra State.
He was on a charitable mission when the soldiers accosted and maltreated him for putting on apparel that had Biafra insignia.
On Friday he was released to representatives of the AGN before being handed over the country’s secret police self-styled Department of State Services.
He was thereafter flown to Abuja from Enugu where the office of the military is situated. Efforts by his family members and lawyers to meet with him were thwarted.
In a statement Tuesday evening, Monalisa Coker, spokesperson of the AGN said the actor who spent four days at the custody of the SSS has again regained his freedom.
“The National President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Ejezie Emeka Rollas has yet again secured the release of Actor Chiwetalu Agu from the custody of the DSS,” Ms Coker said. “On behalf of the Guild, I was at the DSS office with my colleague, the Senior special Assistant on Military Affairs and Inter Governmental Relations to the President Steve Eboh to receive Mr. Agu today.
“The elated veteran Actor thanked God for surviving the ordeal and commended the leadership of the Actors Guild of Nigeria headed by Ejezie Emeka Rollas for their relentless efforts in securing his release from the detention,” she concluded.