IPOB: DSS moves Chiwetalu Agu to Abuja

The Department of State Services (DSS) has reportedly moved renowned actor, Chiwetalu Agu, to Abuja for promoting the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and inciting members of the public.

Nigerian Tribune reports that Agu was arrested by the Nigerian Army on October 7 at Upper Iweka in Onitsha, Anambra State for wearing a Biafra outfit while distributing bread and other items to the poor.

He was accused of soliciting support for the proscribed group but was later released after which he was immediately picked up by DSS operatives for investigation and prosecution.

A relative of the actor however told our correspondent in Abuja on Tuesday that the family members are being denied access to him.

He explained that Agu was first moved from Anambra to Enugu and then to Abuja while attempts to see him in Abuja were rebuffed by the DSS.

According to him, “we spent two days trying to ascertain his whereabouts. We were later informed that he was moved to Enugu and then Abuja. We heard that the idea is to move him away from the South-East. We have made efforts to see him but the DSS has not granted us access. Even the lawyers have not been allowed to reach him.”

Efforts to speak with the spokesman of the service, Dr Peter Afunaya, proved abortive as calls put through to him were not successful as at press time.

A DSS source who is familiar with the case confirmed that the actor was being questioned on matters bothering on national security.

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