The Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) says it is now following up with the case against Chiwetalu Agu.


The Nollywood actor was arrested on Thursday in Onitsha by soldiers for wearing an outfit themed after the separatist state.

Unverified accounts by locals in the south-eastern state of Anambra who witnessed the incident had claimed the army publicly manhandled Chiwetalu, searched his vehicle, and fired shots to scare off the crowd that gathered.

In response, the army had denied assaulting the comic actor. It also clarified that Chiwetalu was arrested after he publicly displayed his solidarity for the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), a proscribed separatist group.


It is understood that the 65-year-old film star was transferred from Anambra to the 82 Division in Enugu.

When contacted on Friday, Emeka Rollas, the president of the AGN, refused to comment on the matter.

However, Abubakar Yakubu, the national secretary of the guild, said the AGN has already paid the actor a visit.


“We’re still following the case. We’re still meeting to decide the next line of action. We have followed up with the army. Chiwetalu is still in custody in Enugu as of this morning when the president’s PA was there,” he added.

“He was taken to the 82 Division. We’re not making any statements for now. We’re still studying the situation.”

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