A group, Coalition of South East Youth Leaders (COSEYL), which describes itself as the umbrella body of all the youth groups in the South East geopolitical zone, has condemned the arrest of veteran movie actor, Chiwetalu Agu.
Agu had been arrested and later released by the Nigerian Army, in Onitsha, while distributing loaves of bread, dressed in colours suspected to be that of the defunct Biafra Republic.
He was, however, said to have been again arrested by the operatives of the Directorate of State Services (DSS), after he had been released by the the military.
Reacting to this, COSEYL in a press statement by its President General, Goodluck Ibem stated that: “We condemn in strongest terms the manhandling and torture of a professional and prolific actor of Southeast extraction, Chiwetalu Agu in Onitsha by Nigerian Army and arrest by the DSS for wearing a red, green and black clothe that has a drawing of a sun on it.
“The manhandling and torture by the Army and arrest by the Department of State Security, DSS of an elderly Igbo man like Chiwetalu Agu in broad daylight confirms to the entire world the hatred and disdain the Nigerian Army and the DSS have against Ndigbo.
“The Nigerian army and the DSS are now agencies for the harassment, intimidation and killing of Ndigbo. What the army did to the Igbo actor is gross ethnic vendetta,” the group said.
Ibem added that the Nigerian military and the DSS have clearly shown to the entire world their “wicked inclinations towards Ndigbo because on more than one occasion the Kaduna based Islamic cleric Sheikh Ahmad Abubakar Gumi was seen holding meetings and holding briefs for kidnappers, bandits and terrorists.”
The group said: “The Igbo actor wore just a clothe with a red, green, black and a sun drawn on it, which is by every standard very lawful, but because he is an Igboman, the Army tortured and manhandled him and thereafter handed him over to the DSS for more torture and inhuman treatments and the DSS is now saying that justice would be done.
“This is travesty of the law and we condemn it in its entirety.
“We demand the unconditional and immediate release of Mr Chinwetalu Agu by the DSS and we demand that the army and the DSS should pay compensation to him for the injury and inhuman treatments meted out to him.”
Olympia Valance flaunts her incredible figure in a skimpy green bikini
Erika Jayne says she knew of ‘three’ mistresses and her paychecks went to estranged ex Tom Girardi
Oscar Isaac almost didn’t have an epic beard as Duke Leto Atreides in Dune
Real Housewives of Melbourne: Chyka Keebaugh teases return
Erin Holland hits back at claims SAS Australia was ‘rigged’ and defends Sam Burgess’ win
Win Digital HD Copy Of Climate Of The Hunter!
Filming on Bridgerton resumes after third halt in production amid Covid fears
‘Picture Perfect’ Season 3 Confirmed
Camila Cabello shuts down Shawn Mendes engagement rumors
FBI Arrests Three Nigerian Youths Involved In COVID-19 Benefit Fraud
Lil Nas X Dances [email protected] In Official Video For ‘Industry Baby’ (Watch)
Lil Nas X Bags Jail Term Over ‘Satan Shoes’ In Visuals For ‘Industry Baby’ (Watch)
Davido Premieres Visuals For ‘Shopping Spree’ Feat. Chris Brown, Young Thug (Watch)
Olamide Out With ‘Julie’ (Watch)
BAS Drops ‘The Jackie’ Video With J. Cole And Lil Tjay
Follow Us on Facebook
Get Stories Via Email
Foreign Celebrity3 weeks ago
Jodie Comer comes to the West End – playing a criminal barrister specialising in defending rapists
Foreign Celebrity3 weeks ago
Braless Ana De Armas suffers wardrobe malfunction as she leaves No Time To Die after-party in London
Nigerian Celebrity4 weeks ago
BBNaija S6: Don’t be stupid, Angel lambasts Pere for making ‘silly jokes’