Chinwetalu Agu, a veteran Nigerian actor, has revealed how he was treated by members of the Nigerian Army and DSS operatives after his detention.
Soldiers and DSS agents, according to Agu, treated him with decency when he was arrested.
In Anambra State, the 75-year-old actor was captured near Onitsha’s Upper Iweka Bridge.
Soldiers seized Agu, who was carrying out philanthropic work, because he was dressed in a Biafra-themed attire.
Following his arrest, the DSS allegedly flew him to Abuja for additional questioning.
DSS released Agu after inspecting his phone and finding nothing incriminating, according to activist lawyer Mike Ozekhome.
Agu maintained that no security officers “touched” him during his incarceration.
This was revealed by Agu during a welcome back event organized by AGN members in Enugu on Thursday.
During his imprisonment, the renowned actor claimed that most security personnel tried to get to know him.
He said: “It didn’t start well but God took control. I was only buying bread for the poor. Soldiers came in and started scattering things. They said they are calling me in the office but they did not tell me my offence. Because they did not tell me my offence, I refused to follow them.
“That drama that took place was important so that they will know that Igbo are here. That moment of Upper Iweka till the time we got to the army barracks close to Zik Mausoleum, to 82 Division of the Nigerian Army and to DSS office in Abuja, nobody touched me. They treated me with respect.
“Every officer wanted to be involved in the case so that they can have opportunity to interact with Chinwetalu Agu.”