Monday, October 25, 2021

Nigerian soldiers brutalised me while sharing bread to poor people: Chiwetalu Agu

Mr Agu was seen in a viral video being arrested and dragged into custody by gun-wielding soldiers at Upper Iweka Bridge in Onitsha on Thursday.

• October 8, 2021
Chiwetalu Agu

Veteran Nollywood actor Chiwetalu Agu says Nigerian soldiers attacked him while sharing bread to the poor masses on Thursday.

In a now viral video, Mr Agu was seen narrating his ordeal to a man who appeared to be a military commander at a barrack.

“I was buying bread, ten thousand naira bread, sharing them one one, no campaign, nothing! I was sharing bread when they came,” the actor said as he was being commandeered into an office.

The origin of the footage is not immediately clear but it appears to have been recorded by soldiers looking to humiliate the distressed thespian.

On Thursday October 7, Mr Agu was seen in another viral video being arrested and dragged into custody by gun-wielding soldiers at Upper Iweka Bridge in Onitsha.

The Nigerian Army had issued out a public statement saying the actor was arrested “while inciting members of the public and soliciting for support for the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra”.

“This is sun, this is rising sun not Biafra, not eastern security network” Mr Agu said, debunking the bases of his arrest.

Fans and friends of the actor have taken to social media to express their outrage over Mr Agu’s arrest, terming the actions of the Nigerian Army “illegal”. 

More from Peoples Gazette

Rivers United Players

Sport

CAF Champions League: Sudan’s Al Hilal beat Rivers United 1-0

Yaser Muzamil scored the lone goal of the match as they held on to the vital scoreline all game, with Rivers United now dropping to the Confederation Cup.

Mahmood Yakub

Rights

INEC yet to distribute PVCs days to Anambra election: Igbo Group

Michael Chibuzo, the national secretary of IPAN, said INEC should urgently distribute the PVCs to prospective voters.

Buhari and Gumi

Faith

Nigeria will end if Buhari declares bandits as terrorists: Sheikh Gumi

The cleric warned that the moment bandits are designated as terrorists, “Islamic for that matter, the direct foreign Jihadist movements will set in in force.”

Buhari and service chiefs

NationWide

Bandits: Buhari should declare state of emergency, says Masari

“The federal government should declare a state of emergency on the nation’s security. Our major problem in Katsina state is the security challenges.”

Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan

Uncategorized

Sudanese soldiers seize power in overnight military coup

Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and five cabinet members of the ruling Transitional Sovereignty Council were taken into custody on Monday morning, per local media.

APC members holding party flag

Politics

Congress: Appeal committee to hear petitions from Lagos APC factions

The crisis rocking the Lagos APC took another turn on October 16 with different aggrieved groups holding parallel state congresses in the state.