Richard Ginika Izuora
Nollywood veteran, Chiwetalu Agu, has been freed by the Department of State Services (DSS).
He was arrested by soldiers on Thursday, October 7, 2021, in Onitsha where he had gone for a charity mission.
The Nollywood legend, who was dressed in a Biafra attire; was accosted by the troops who took him back to their base accusing him of soliciting support for the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
He was subsequently handed over to the DSS for investigation and prosecution, but on Tuesday, October 12, the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) secured his release from the DSS.
However, Reno Omokri, a former Special Assistant to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan; revealed the instrumental role played by Ozekhome in Chiwetalu Agu’s release.
Omokri via his verified handle on the microblogging site Twitter, on Tuesday; applauded the lawyer for his efforts in securing the release of the actor even as he criticized the Muhammadu Buhari administration for turning a blind eye to the actions and utterances of Sheik Gumi; who he described as a bandits’ sympathizer.
“Ever grateful to Mike Ozekhome for being instrumental to the release of Chiwetalu Agu after his unjust and illegal arrest by a repressive regime that celebrates Gumi for promoting terrorist and denigrates Agu for expressing his freedom of thought via his dressing,” Omokri said.