The Nigerian Army has released a statement on the arrest of popular Nollywood actor, Chinwetalu Agu by soldiers in Upper Iweka area of Onitsha, Anambra State on Thursday.
Agu was manhandled and forcefully arrested by fierce-looking soldiers. Below is a statement made available to POLITICS NIGERIA, signed by army media chief, Onyema Nwachukwu;
“Troops of Nigerian Army(NA) have arrested one Chiwetalu Agu while inciting members of the public and soliciting for support for the proscribed Indegenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
Dressed in a very well known attire of the proscribed group, Chiwetalu Agu was picked up for questioning while inciting members of the public to join the proscribed group. Though he attempted puting up some resistance when troops made effort to take him into custody, he was not assaulted or subjected to brutalization.”
“While the NA recognizes the inalienable rights of the citizenry to freedom of movement and expression as enshrined in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, it is apparently a violation for any individual or group to incite the public to cause mayhem or break down of law and order.”