The Nigerian Army has revealed reasons why veteran Nollywood actor, Chinwetalu Agu, was arrested.
The army in a statement issued on its official Facebook page on Thursday, October 7, 2021, alleged that the actor was arrested for motivating members of the public and soliciting support for the Proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB).
According to the statement, “Troops of Nigerian Army (NA) have arrested one Chiwetalu Agu while inviting members of the public and soliciting for support for the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB),” part of the statement read.
“Dressed in a very well-known attire of the proscribed group, Chiwetalu Agu was picked up for questioning while inviting 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.”
The Army said Agu is in its custody for further investigation.
It would be recalled that the movie veteran was molested by men of the Nigeria Army on Thursday after he was spotted wearing a Biafran flag outfit.
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