Lagos Court Remands Igbo Chief In Prison For 30 Days Over IPOB Threat

A Magistrate’s Court sitting in the Yaba, Lagos state has remanded Eze of Ajao estate, Fredrick Nwajagu, for 30 days for threatening to bring the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to the state.

The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) confirmed his arrest on April 1 after a video where he made the “inciting statement” circulated online.

In the clip, Nwajagu, dressed in his royal regalia, said Igbo indigenes in Lagos must recruit members of IPOB to defend their properties from hoodlums.

Following his arrest, Nwajagu was charged with conspiracy and breach of public peace.

On Wednesday, the Chief Magistrate Peter Nwaka ordered that Nwajagu should be kept at the Ikoyi custodial facility for 30 days, before adjourning the case until May 3.

State prosecutor Thomas Nurudeen told the court that Nwajagu and some others, who are now at large committed the offences on March 26 at No. 2, Akeem Shitu Street, Ajao Estate, Lagos.

He said Nwajagu put fear in Lagos residents when he threatened to bring IPOB to the state, with the aim of shutting down the state for one month.

Nurudeen said the alleged offences of Nwajagu contravene sections 168 (d) and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos state, 2015.

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