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Why I Believe Buhari Government Knows Bandits Terrorising North~ Chiwetalu Agu by loveth360(f): 9:01pm On Oct 24, 2021
The veteran actor was initially arrested by the Nigerian Army for allegedly soliciting support for the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB]after he was caught wearing a Biafran outfit.


Nigerian Nollywood comic
actor, Chiwetalu Agu, who
was released last Tuesday the
custody of the Department of
State Services (DSS) has
shared his experience in detention.

The veteran actor was
initially arrested by the
Nigerian Army for allegedly
soliciting support for the
proscribed Indigenous People
of Biafra (IPOB) after he was caught wearing a Biafran
outfit.

The actor disclosed this during an interview with Showtime Celebrity.

He said, "The federal
government’s brigandage is
the problem. With this
present administration in
power, we will never get
democracy. What we have is militocracy; shame on
Nigeria. All freedom fighters
and civil society groups will
continue to be disappointed
until the present
administration leaves the corridors of power.


"The truth is that they are
scared of the actualisation of
Biafra. There’s no comparison
between the North and South.
The North is the epicentre of
atrocities, man’s inhumanity to man. Why is it difficult for
this present government to
move in and apprehend the
bandits terrorising the
northern region? This is
because the government knows the bandits.

"The symbol on the costume I
was wearing was the rising
sun and that was what it
was. I believe with my soul in
the rising sun. From my
geography class, I learnt that the sun rises from the East
and sets in the West.

"Rising sun is about growth,
you don’t remain where you
are forever. I told the soldier
that even as a sergeant, your
aim is to rise above that rank.
Some of you who are Major- Generals today were once of
lower ranks but you have
risen. So, you should embrace
the rising sun."

Sharing his experience in
custody, Agu said, "I had
finished a job in Asaba, and
was driving down to Onitsha.
My fans upon sighting me in a
car milled around me. And when I saw their hungry
faces, I decided to park by the
roadside and purchase some
loaves of bread for them. And
before I knew what was
happening, everywhere was crowded with people.


"I wanted to spend N5, 000,
but I ended up buying
N10,000 worth of loaves of
bread. It wasn’t long before
the soldiers showed up and
started scaring people away. When they came close to me
they said ‘we want you or
whatever.’ I said to them,
‘what did I do? What crime
did I commit that is against
the constitution? They couldn’t explain.


"At that point, they decided
to use force, prompting me to
sit on the casement. When I
noticed that they meant it, I
knelt down. It was the point
where they dragged me into their waiting Sienna bus,
where I was sandwiched
between two armed soldiers
in the back of the car with
another two armed soldiers
at the extreme and their leader who sat in front of the
bus. They drove me into the
Onitsha barracks.

"That was the point where
there was a fisticuff. While in
the barracks, their senior
officers took over the matter
and began to query my
costume. I said to them that the costume as far as I was
concerned was innocent. I
pointed at the rising sun
symbol and said ‘I am proud
of it.’ I am happy you didn’t
arrest me in connection with IPOB (Indigenous People of
Biafra), ESN (Eastern Security
Network) or Radio Biafra.
That was the point they went
physical. And it didn’t take
time before they arranged another SUV car and took me
to 82 Division of Nigerian
Army, Enugu.


"In Enugu, about three Army
Generals were drafted to
interview me because they
brought in a camera and for
10 hours they couldn’t get
anything from me. They went as far as opening my social
media handles in search of
whatever. But at the end of
the day, they couldn’t lay
their hands on anything. At
that point, they said they were okay with me. The
following day, they were
going to showcase me in a
photograph with them to tell
the world that they were
handing off my case. I don’t know whether DSS in Enugu
demanded me and they took
me to them.

"While in the DSS office, their
boss wasn’t interested in
anything other than to
transfer me to Abuja. I spent
four to five days in Abuja. All
they did in Abuja was rigmarole. I thought the
investigation done in Enugu
would have been enough for
anybody to know what
transpired. But one arm in
Abuja decided to start afresh, just to waste my time and
maybe, tactically extend my
stay in Abuja. While there, I
didn’t know how the tension
was mounting globally
because they seized my cell phone. I was told that the
constitutional lawyer, Chief
Mike Ozekhome together
with other human rights
lawyers were rattled. The
whole place was set agog and I think at that point, they got
intimidated and started
thinking of how to release me
to my colleagues.

"Another aspect of my stay
there that was excruciating
was hunger. I went there
suffering from ulcer and
diabetes. For five to seven
hours, they couldn’t bring food to me. I told them that
ulcer patients can eat up to
six times a day. That place is
something else. But all in all,
God was with me. At the end
of the day, the representatives of the
National President of Actors
Guild of Nigeria, Emeka Rollas,
led by Steve Eboh, arranged
for us to pay a courtesy visit
to Chief Mike Ozekhome who was happy to receive us.
When we got to Enugu, AGN
members there gave me a
wonderful reception. Today, I
am a free man.



"I don’t support us (Nigeria)
being together again. Why I
don’t support our
togetherness is because the
inequality is widening more
and more. Will it be joyous to still be in Nigeria in the next
two years? It will only
happen unless this widening
inequality is redressed;
justice, equality and fairness
are given a place in this country. Otherwise, you and I
will not be happy living in the
same country where
inequality is given pride of
place."

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Re: Why I Believe Buhari Government Knows Bandits Terrorising North~ Chiwetalu Agu by loveth360(f): 9:02pm On Oct 24, 2021
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Re: Why I Believe Buhari Government Knows Bandits Terrorising North~ Chiwetalu Agu by Ijoh(m): 9:07pm On Oct 24, 2021
I wish all celebrities in Southern Nigeria will stand for Nigeria separation like Chiwetalu Agu.

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Re: Why I Believe Buhari Government Knows Bandits Terrorising North~ Chiwetalu Agu by mbaka0433: 9:13pm On Oct 24, 2021
Ekeem bread, kete DSS.......
Re: Why I Believe Buhari Government Knows Bandits Terrorising North~ Chiwetalu Agu by illicit(m): 9:48pm On Oct 24, 2021
Strong man
Re: Why I Believe Buhari Government Knows Bandits Terrorising North~ Chiwetalu Agu by vanbonattel: 9:49pm On Oct 24, 2021
Chiwetalu is the man who braved all the odds and took the fight to the enemies. This man knows how hot upper Iweka is and was driving in front of the northern soldiers on his Biafran attire.

When they didn't stop him, he came down and started buying bread for the people, all in a bid to attract their attention, and he did.

They played right into his trap with their factory fitted ignorance, and the result is the advertisement of Biafra, using the army as a ladder grin

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Re: Why I Believe Buhari Government Knows Bandits Terrorising North~ Chiwetalu Agu by IduNaOba: 9:54pm On Oct 24, 2021
Agụ for a reason

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Re: Why I Believe Buhari Government Knows Bandits Terrorising North~ Chiwetalu Agu by hisgrace090: 10:07pm On Oct 24, 2021
And all our so called leaders in the south east can do is to always collect bribe from the center and side for the fulani's.

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Re: Why I Believe Buhari Government Knows Bandits Terrorising North~ Chiwetalu Agu by Lush100(m): 10:21pm On Oct 24, 2021
I like the story.
He is right about justice, fairness, equality or is it equity he meant.
Because low rank should not be made equal with high rank as far as rules are followed

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Re: Why I Believe Buhari Government Knows Bandits Terrorising North~ Chiwetalu Agu by adamsmith914: 11:05pm On Oct 24, 2021
vanbonattel:
Chiwetalu is the man who braved all the odds and took the fight to the enemies. This man knows how hot upper Iweka is and was driving in front of the northern soldiers on his Biafran attire.

When they didn't stop him, he came down and started buying bread for the people, all in a bid to attract their attention, and he did.

They played right into his trap with their factory fitted ignorance, and the result is the advertisement of Biafra, using the army as a ladder grin
Let us wait & see if he will dare ever adorn any Biafra regalia in his life again?

Re: Why I Believe Buhari Government Knows Bandits Terrorising North~ Chiwetalu Agu by Nobody: 2:33am On Oct 25, 2021
Of course they do. The issue is the bad blood in the south, if not eh the south would have gone their way since and then other parts of the south can decide to go too. How many times will they tell you that Nigeria is not for you?

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Re: Why I Believe Buhari Government Knows Bandits Terrorising North~ Chiwetalu Agu by Racoon(m): 3:08am On Oct 25, 2021
Ezigbo nwafor Igbo. "If you stand for the truth, you will always stand alone." -(Lucky Dube)

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Re: Why I Believe Buhari Government Knows Bandits Terrorising North~ Chiwetalu Agu by optionalY09: 3:13am On Oct 25, 2021
He has never denied it that’s why Nnamdi Kanu and some of us will no give up until we divide this country

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Re: Why I Believe Buhari Government Knows Bandits Terrorising North~ Chiwetalu Agu by Curious345: 3:21am On Oct 25, 2021
One Nigeria for life ..

Seek break up at your peril .

Quit jingoism
Re: Why I Believe Buhari Government Knows Bandits Terrorising North~ Chiwetalu Agu by Idiko1: 3:40am On Oct 25, 2021
One Nigeria for the dunces!!!

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