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Dancing into trouble: How Nollywood’s Chiwetelu Agu landed in hot water [Video]

The old African saying that “some dance to get paid, while others dance to get flogged”, came to the mind recently after Nollywood veteran Chiwetalu Agu got arrested by the Army.

In a move that has sent fresh shockwaves across the restive region, Nollywood icon Chiwetalu Agu was nabbed by soldiers on Thursday on allegations of being buddies with ‘terrorists’.

Agu, dressed in the predominantly black, red and green outfit of the proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), was accused of influencing members of the public to join the separatist group.

Trouble began when he was filmed at an event in Lagos dancing to Igbo highlife tunes clad in the ‘Biafra’ outfit.

The veteran thespian, famous for patented catchphrases in his movies, moved glibly as music blared from the speakers at the event.

See the clip below.

Shortly after the clip went viral on social media, men of the of the Nigerian Army moved in and picked him up, accusing him of inciting sedition with his outfit and utterances.

As he was whisked away to a military formation, he argued that there was nothing on him, including his outfit, the indicated allegiance to the proscribed IPOB.

The military has yet to announce their next course of action regarding the embattled thespian.

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