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Chiwetalu Agu’s Arrest And Detention, Sign Of Weakness Or Intimidation?



 Chiwetalu Agu’s Arrest And Detention, Signal Of Weak point Or Intimidation? The arrest, detention and mistreatment of the Veteran Nollywood…

Chiwetalu Agu’s Arrest And Detention, Signal Of Weak point Or Intimidation?

The arrest, detention and mistreatment of the Veteran Nollywood Actor, Chief Chinwetalu Agu by the Nigerian military on the seventh of October 2021, who was later handed over to the Division of State Companies (DSS), actually infuriated the complete social media neighborhood. The Nigerian army has a operating historical past of intimidating harmless civilians which are going about their day by day actions. Chief Chinwetalu Agu’s intimidation didn’t in anyway, come as a shock. It’s already a part of the tradition of the Nigerian state. It’s ridiculous that the identical Nigerian army that loves harassing unarmed and bizarre residents on the streets, but looses focus, flees and screams with reckless abandon, when confronted with armed Boko Haram terrorists and even the so-called unknown gunmen.

What actually was the gravity of the act of insecurity that was dedicated by this aged man, to have warranted the extent of maltreatment and humiliation meted to him, that fateful day on the streets of Onitsha and elsewhere, by the Nigerian troopers? It was stunning to be taught that he dedicated no different crime moreover, placing on clothings that adorn Biafran colours which he made by himself and paid for, along with his personal cash. The Nigerian troopers might have been trying to find an event to insult the person or alternate a couple of phrases with him till this chance confirmed up.

How are you going to inform an affordable individual that Chinwetalu Agu was arrested and compelled to take a seat on the bottom by the Nigerian army just because he wore Biafra coloured clothes? If he was arrested and humiliated due to his selection of garments, I consider it’s a signal of weak point on the a part of the Nigerian army. If this outdated man’s fundamental offense is that he wore Biafra coloured clothes, then the Nigerian safety’s act of reckless impunity, stemmed from intimidation. Is it now the duty of the Nigerian army to checkmate the kind and selection of clothes that ought to be worn in Nigeria? And even when the Nigerian military’s false accusation that Chief Chinwetelu Agu is inciting violence is right, is it the duty of the troopers to provoke arrest and prosecution?

Take into account how Chinwetalu Agu, a effectively acclaimed Nollywood actor of worldwide reputation, was handled with disdain. What might have occurred if he had been a mere being on the road? They might have shot him on the spot and even tagged him with a reputation after which killed him. The harassment of this veteran, signaled clearly the Nigerian military’s weak point. It demonstrated that this safety establishment employs its functionality in intimidating peaceable, harmless civilians, thereby showcasing the magnitude of its irresponsibility to skilled ethics.


This can be a army, which is meant to imbibe excessive stage of self-discipline and friendship with the civilian populace since they will now not be confined within the barracks. Troopers now derive success in combating with civilians. Their heinous acts with the police particularly, the Division of State Companies (DSS), have additional demonstrated their desire, romancing with Fulani killer herdsmen.

Chief Chinwetalu Agu’s mistreatment is state-sponspred act of terrorism, harassment and abuse of human rights. The involved safety businesses ought to observe that this act of intimidation doesn’t in anyway, have an effect on all women and men. It’s yet one more expensive mistake to imagine that intimidation can halt the Biafra restoration battle. They might have seen that Chief Chiwetalu Agu just isn’t within the mould of Nigerian politicians who’re afraid to say what’s of their minds. They might have additionally realized that this man just isn’t the form of particular person that may be caged. He’s a courageous and staunch Biafran and the military ought to pay attention to this actuality. Within the phrases of the veteran actor, the “solar will someday rise.” That is indicative of the truth that Biafra will undoubtedly be restored sometime, the chances, however.

Written by Chidiebere Obulose

Edited by Domendu Udochukwu

For Household Writers Press Worldwide

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