Veteran Nollywood actor, Chiwetalu Agu, has regained his freedom after spending about four days in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS).
The Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) broke the news in a statement on its Instagram page on Tuesday evening.
The movie star was first arrested last Thursday by soldiers for wearing an outfit with Biafra flag inscriptions.
The army had in a statement said the comic actor was apprehended after he publicly displayed his solidarity for the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
Following the widespread criticism triggered by the army’s action, Agu was released on Friday, after over 24 hours in detention.
But few hours after his release by the army, the actor was arrested by the DSS for “further questioning.”
He has remained in the custody of the secret police since then.
But a statement by Monalisa Chinda-Coker, AGN’s spokesperson, said the actor’s release followed efforts by Emeka Rollas, national president of the body, and other stakeholders.
The statement added that Agu was excited after his release while appreciating God as well as the AGN leadership for coming to his rescue.
“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.
“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,” the statement read.