A report circulating online revealed that veteran Nollywood actor, Chiwetalu Agu has been arrested by soldiers for wearing Biafra regalia in Onitsha. The incident reportedly happened in Upper Iweka Onitsha where some soldiers were spotted in a viral video approaching the popular actor.
Koiki Olayomi, spokesperson for Sunday Igboho, has reacted to this report while also sharing the actor's picture. On his Facebook page, he asked;‘When is it a crime for someone to wear a cloth made with the Biafra colour?’
Many Nigerians have also condemned the arrest of Chiwetalu. According to an official statement from the Nigerian army, Chiwetalu Agu was arrested for inciting members of the public to join the proscribed IPOB group.
Contrary to the viral report, the Nigerian army also disclosed that the 65-year-old actor was not assaulted or subjected to brutalization despite showing some resistance to the officers.