The Lagos State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of Fredrick Nwajagu, the Eze Igbo of Ajao Estate in Lagos State.
The Command also disclosed that Nwajagu had been taken into the custody of the Department of State Services.
The PUNCH reported that the Igbo leader was arrested on Saturday by a joint team of policemen and operatives of DSS.
This followed his threat to invite members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra to secure the properties of Igbo people in the state. Speaking in a viral video on Friday, he said, “We must have our security so that they will stop attacking us at midnight, in the morning and in the afternoon.
“When they discover that we have our security, they will think twice before attacking us. I am not saying a single word to be hidden.”
He also charged the public to make his claims go viral. The state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, said Nwajagu was arrested during a midnight raid.
He said, “The operation was carried out at midnight. The security operatives didn’t meet him in his palace. But we found out through intelligence gathering that he had lodged in a hotel in Ejigbo.
“He was traced to the location and arrested around 1 am.
He is currently in the DSS custody where he is being investigated.”
The spokesperson for DSS, Peter Afunaya, could not be reached for comment as calls made to his number were not answered.
He had yet to reply to a text message sent to him as of the time this report was filed.