Ifeanyi Ejiofor, Counsel to pro-Biafra agitator, Nnamdi Kanu, has condemned the arrest of Nollywood veteran, Chiwetalu Agu by the Department of State Services, DSS.
Ejiofor said the arrest of Agu by the secret police was an indication of how the Nigerian security agents are desecrating the Southeast.
The Nigerian Army had arrested the Nollywood actor for donning a Biafra regalia in Onitsha Anambra State.
Agu was arrested on Thursday in Upper Iweka Bridge by soldiers while carrying out a charity exercise.
He was, however, released by the Nigerian Army, and shortly afterwards, re-arrested by DSS operatives on Friday.
Reacting to the development, Ejiofor called for the immediate and unconditional release of the 65-years-old actor.
He charged the military to apologise to Agu for violating his fundamental human rights.
In a statement he issued on Saturday, Ejiofor said: “I was shocked to watch a respected elder and widely celebrated Nollywood Veteran Actor, who has creditably distinguished himself in the industry being dehumanized and treated like a common criminal. If I may ask, what offence has Agu committed to warrant being subjected to such humiliation, torture, inhumane treatment and degradation by those who knows little or nothing about our laws?
“Can these untamed men, recklessly abusing their offices tell us why they are desecrating our elders and by extension the sacred land of our ancestors?
“Unfortunately, disturbing information reaching me few hours ago is that Chief Chiwetalu Agu has been re-arrested by the DSS. We hereby demand for the immediate and unconditional release of Chief Chiwetalu Agu, from the custody of the DSS,” he added.
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