The DSS has revealed that the Nigerian military handed over Chiwetalu Agu, the Nollywood actor, to the unit for additional questioning, in accordance with TheCable.
Talking on the event when contacted by TheCable Life-style on Saturday, Peter Afunaya, DSS spokesman, stated the ace actor is at the moment within the custody of the key police.
Though Afunaya declined additional feedback on the matter, he stated the DSS would be certain that justice take its course.
“The military handed him over to us for additional questioning. So far as we’re involved, justice will take its course,” he stated.
The film star was first arrested on Thursday by troopers for sporting an outfit themed after the flag of Biafra throughout which he was additionally reportedly assaulted.
The military, nevertheless, denied assaulting the comedian actor, including that he was arrested after he publicly displayed his solidarity for the Indigenous Folks of Biafra (IPOB), a proscribed separatist group.
He was finally launched on Friday, after spending practically 24 hours in detention — a growth that sparked widespread outrage on social media.
The actor had dismissed claims by the military that he was supporting actions of IPOB within the southeast.
He additionally argued that he solely wore a civil gown not Biafra outfit as claimed.
A number of Nigerians have condemned the actor’s arrest by the military and the next involvement of the DSS.
Inibehe Effiong, a human rights lawyer, had earlier argued that Chiwetalu didn’t commit any legal offence recognized to legislation, including that his arrest was unlawful.