‘This Is Rising Sun, Not Biafra, Not ESN’ Actor Chiwetalu Agu Tells Soldiers
Nollywood Actor, Chiwetalu Agu, has defended an outfit that landed in trouble with soldiers around Upper Iweka Bridge in Onitsha on Thursday.
In a viral video, the actor was seen seated on a bare floor with soldiers around him.
Agu said, “I can wear this…this is rising sun, not Biafra, not Eastern Security Network…This is a civil dress
“With my education, I know areas to go, areas not to go
“I was sharing 10,000 worth of bread when he (soldier) came, no campaign, nobody was doing any demonstration or carrying people along.
“Even people who were hawking, I was giving them bread.”
The actor, who was released on Friday, was seen donning the outfit which has Red, Black and Yellow with half Sun on it combination.
The combination is generally believed to depict the flag of defunct Biafra Republic which existed between 1967 and 1970.
Soldiers had earlier arrested the actor at Upper Iweka Bridge in Onitsha for wearing an outfit with Biafra inscriptions.
Agu was reportedly on a charity mission to the less privileged when he was arrested by soldiers.
The Nigerian Army in a Statement said that the actor was arrested “while inciting members of the public and soliciting for support for the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra”.
Some Nigerians who were gutted by the action of the military had described the actor’s arrest as illegal.