Human rights lawyer, Mike Ozekhome, SAN, has said the Department of State Services, DSS, released Nollywood veteran actor, Chiwetalu Agu, after searching his phones.
According to Ozekhome, the DSS found nothing incriminating on Agu’s phone and therefore set him free.
He disclosed this in a statement he signed titled: ‘Chiwetalu Agu Released By DSS’.
“Several interactions were held by the chambers with the DSS operatives, who were, however, very civil and very cooperative.
“Agu was released this (Tuesday) evening to Steve Eboh and Monalisa Chinda (Director of Media, Actors Guild of Nigeria), by the DSS at their headquarters in Abuja, after a careful search on his phones showed nothing incriminating,” he said.
The 65-year-old was initially arrested by the Nigerian Army last Thursday for wearing Biafra regalia in Onitsha, Anambra State.
Agu was, however, released by the Nigerian Army on Friday, but was re-arrested by DSS operatives.
The secret police was said to have transferred the veteran actor to Abuja for interrogation.