Fredrick Nwajagu, the Eze Ndigbo of Lagos State’s Ajao Estate, has been taken into custody.
Nwajagu threatened to invite members of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra to secure Igbo property in the state in a video that went viral on Friday.
He said, “IPOB, we will invite them. They have no job. All of the IPOB will protect all of our shops. And we have to pay them. We have to mobilise for that. We have to do that. 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 before they will come, they will take caution. I am not saying a single word to be hidden. I am not hiding my words, let my words go viral. Igbo must get their right and get a stand in Lagos State,” he added.
The Igbo chieftain was detained on Saturday morning by a joint team of police officers and agents from the Directorate of State Services, according to a source in the police who asked to remain anonymous and was quoted by The PUNCH.