The Department of State Services (DSS) has reportedly transferred veteran Nollywood actor, Chiwetalu Agu to Abuja, amid a probe into allegations that he was promoting Biafra.
The movie star was first arrested at Upper Iweka, Onitsha, Anambra State, last Thursday, by soldiers for wearing an outfit with inscriptions of Biafra flag.
The army had in a statement said the actor was apprehended after he publicly displayed his solidarity for the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
Following widespread criticism, the army released Again on Friday, after spending over 24 hours in detention.
But less than 24 hours after his release, Agu was arrested by the operatives of Department of State Services (DSS), on Saturday for “further questioning.”
He has remained in the custody of the secret police since then.
However, a relative of the actor on Tuesday said has been moved to Abuja. He said he was first moved from Anambra to Enugu before he was eventually flown to Abuja, The PUNCH reports.
The relative, who spoke on condition of anonymity, also alleged that the DSS denied him and other family members access to the movie star.
He claimed that Agu’s lawyers were also barred from reaching him by the secret police.
“We spent two days trying to ascertain his whereabouts. We were later informed that he was moved to Enugu and then Abuja.
“We heard that the idea is to move him away from the South East. We have made efforts to see him, but the DSS has not granted us access. Even the lawyers have not been allowed to reach him,” the family member said.
Speaking on the development, the president, Actors Guild Nigeria (AGN), Emeka Rollas, said the body is still monitoring the actor’s situation.
Rollas told TheCable that there is no update yet on the matter.
“We’ve not heard from him for a long time.I have someone who is working on that, I’m waiting for the report which should get to me this evening,” the AGN president said.