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A bunch, Coalition of South East Youth Leaders (COSEYL), which describes itself because the umbrella physique of all of the youth teams within the South East geopolitical zone, has condemned the arrest of veteran film actor, Chiwetalu Agu.

Agu had been arrested and later launched by the Nigerian Military, in Onitsha, whereas distributing loaves of bread, wearing colors suspected to be that of the defunct Biafra Republic.

He was, nevertheless, stated to have been once more arrested by the operatives of the Directorate of State Companies (DSS), after he had been launched by the the army.

Reacting to this, COSEYL in a press assertion by its President Basic, Goodluck Ibem acknowledged that: “We condemn in strongest phrases the manhandling and torture of knowledgeable and prolific actor of Southeast extraction, Chiwetalu Agu in Onitsha by Nigerian Military and arrest by the DSS for carrying a crimson, inexperienced and black dress that has a drawing of a solar on it.

“The manhandling and torture by the Military and arrest by the Division of State Safety, DSS of an aged Igbo man like Chiwetalu Agu in broad daylight confirms to the complete world the hatred and disdain the Nigerian Military and the DSS have towards Ndigbo.

“The Nigerian military and the DSS at the moment are businesses for the harassment, intimidation and killing of Ndigbo. What the military did to the Igbo actor is gross ethnic vendetta,” the group stated.

Ibem added that the Nigerian army and the DSS have clearly proven to the complete world their “depraved inclinations in direction of Ndigbo as a result of on a couple of event the Kaduna primarily based Islamic cleric Sheikh Ahmad Abubakar Gumi was seen holding conferences and holding briefs for kidnappers, bandits and terrorists.”

The group stated: “The Igbo actor wore only a dress with a crimson, inexperienced, black and a solar drawn on it, which is by each commonplace very lawful, however as a result of he’s an Igboman, the Military tortured and manhandled him and thereafter handed him over to the DSS for extra torture and inhuman therapies and the DSS is now saying that justice could be carried out.

“That is travesty of the regulation and we condemn it in its entirety.

“We demand the unconditional and speedy launch of Mr Chinwetalu Agu by the DSS and we demand that the military and the DSS ought to pay compensation to him for the damage and inhuman therapies meted out to him.”


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