Human Rights Writers Association Of Nigeria, HURIWA, has berated the Department of State Services and the Nigerian Army for arresting veteran Nollywood actor, Chiwetalu Agu.
Naija News reports that the actor was arrested by security operatives for allegedly canvassing support for the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.
Chinwetalu Agu was later handed over to the DSS for prosecution by the Nigerian Army.
In a statement signed by HURIWA National Coordinator, Emmanuel Onwubiko, the group describes Agu’s arrest as injustice and ethnic profiling.
HURIWA wondered why the actor will be arrested for wearing Biafra attire while Sheikh Abubakar Gumi remains a free man despite hobnobbing with bandit terrorists.
The groups statement titled Chiwetalu Agu: HURIWA accuses military, DSS of ethnic profiling’, read, “The military and the DSS have clearly shown their inclinations towards ethnic profiling because on more than one occasion the Kaduna-based Islamic cleric Sheikh Ahmad Gumi was seen holding nocturnal meetings with the terrorists who kidnapped many school children and held them hostage for months in the forests but despite the obvious evidence that the said Ahmad Gumi made many television and newspaper appearances and granted extensive interviews including the one that he accused the military of helping to weaponise terrorists in the North-West, there was never any attempt on the part of the DSS or Army to invite him or arrest him for these treasonous acts of fraternizing and colluding with terrorists.
“But the Igbo Actor Chiwetalu Agu wore just a cloth with the flag of the defunct Biafra Republic which is not unlawful but the Army tortured him and thereafter handed him over to the DSS and the DSS is now saying that justice would be done and we ask, which justice? This is pure ethnic profiling and vendetta which is unconstitutional.”
“We demand the immediate release of Mr Chinwetalu Agu by the DSS or they charge him to court so the world will see how low the country Nigeria has degenerated in the practice of apartheid policies by the current administration that releases and reintegrate Boko Haram Islamic terrorists.”