Movie veteran Chiwetalu Agu reportedly rearrested by DSS

There are reports that Nigerian movie veteran, Chiwetalu Agu has been rearrested by men of the Department of State Service (DSS).

According to one of his colleagues in a post shared via his Facebook page on Friday, October 8, 2021, the actor is now in the custody of the DSS.

“Chiwetalu Agu is still not free. He is with DSS now. Colleagues say they are looking for a top lawyer to bail him,” he wrote.

It would be rehttps://www.facebook.com/Chiagozie.Fred.Nwonwu/posts/10223090818552825called that the movie star was released by the Nigeria Army on Friday afternoon.

The movie veteran was arrested on Thursday, October 7, in Onitsha by men of the Nigerian Army.

The actor was spotted wearing an outfit with the Biafran flag inscribed on it.

The army later released a statement where it revealed that the actor was arrested for inciting members of the public and soliciting for support for the Proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

Ohanaeze Ndigbo demands fair trial for Kanu

Pan-Igbo socio-cultural organization, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, has demanded that the trial of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, must be within the ambit of the laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and in conformity with global best practices.

To ensure that the IPOB leader gets a fair hearing, the organization said it had constituted a legal team led by its national legal adviser and eminent Igbo leaders to monitor the legal proceedings throughout the trial.

These were part of the resolutions contained in the communiqué issued by the organization after its National Executive Committee meeting held in Enugu on Saturday July 10, signed by its national publicity secretary, Hon. Chiedozie Alex Ogbonnia.

It stated: “Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has observed with keen interest the recent re-arraignment and consequent trial of our son, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.

“Inasmuch as Ohanaeze Ndigbo is not averse to the trial of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, we however submit that he should be tried within the ambit of the laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and in line with global best practices.”

The organization also expressed its support for the stand taken by the Southern Governors Forum on anti-open grazing, restructuring, rotation of the President of Nigeria to the South in 2023, and the proposed five per cent share of the Petroleum Industries Bill (PIB) for the host communities.

It said further that while it identifies with the Igbo youths in their grievances over Igbo marginalization, menace of the Fulani herdsmen, among others, it does not support the use of any form of violence to redress the relative deprivation and prevailing inequality and injustice across the country.

“We, therefore, urge the youths to be law-abiding and sheathe their swords as the South East leaders and stakeholders address these our collective grievances through meaningful dialogue and negotiations,” it said.

It also advised Igbo youths to take advantage of the ongoing voters’ registration, saying this is the only means to guarantee effective participation in Nigerian politics “and a sine qua non to …

Why we invaded Igboho’s house, what we recovered — DSS + Photos

The Department of State Services has said the secret service coordinated the invasion of the Ibadan, Oyo State home of Yoruba cultural activist, Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho, in the early hours of Thursday.  The spokesman of the Service, Dr. Peter Afunanya, made this known on Thursday when those arrested in the house and items recovered were paraded. Afunanya, who confirmed the death of two persons, said it occurred because operatives involved in the joint operation were fired at by those in Igboho’s house. He said the exchange of gunfire lasted for about one hour, during which Igboho reportedly escaped from the house. He said: “In the early hours (about 0134 hours) of today, 1st July, 2021, a joint team of security operatives raided the residence of Sunday Adeniyi Adeyemo aka SUNDAY IGBOHO, at Soka, Ibadan, Oyo State.

“This was based on intelligence that he had stockpiled arms in the place.

“On approach to the residence, the team came under heavy gun attack by nine men, suspected to be IGBOHO’s guards.

 

“Six of them were armed with AK-47 guns and three others with Pump-Action riffles.

“In the course of the exchange, two of IGBOHO’s armed men were gunned down while the rest were subdued and arrested.

“Only one operative who was shot by the assailants on his right hand sustained injury.

 

“He has however received medical attention and is very stable.”

Afunanya said after the gun exchange subsided, the team procedurally searched the house.

He said recovered among others were seven AK-47 assault rifles; three Pump Action guns; 30 fully charged AK-47 magazines; 5,000 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition; five cutlasses; one Jack knife; one Pen knife; two pistol holsters; and one binoculars.

 

Also recovered were a wallet containing $5 in $1 denomination; local and international driver’s licences in Igboho’s name; ATM Cards; a German residence permit, No. YO2N6K1NY, bearing Igboho’s name; two whistles; five cartridges; 18 Walkie-Talkies; three voodoo charm jackets/traditional body armour; two laptops: one Toshiba and one Compaq; and Igboho’s International Passport and …