The Lagos State Command of the Nigerian Police Force has confirmed the arrest of Frederick Nwajagu, the Eze Igbo of Ajao Estate in Lagos State.
Confirming the arrest, the police public relations officer in the state, Benjamin Hundeyin, said Mr Nwajagu had been taken into the custody of the State Security Service, SSS.
DAILY NIGERIAN gathered that the Igbo leader was arrested on Saturday by a joint team of policemen and operatives of SSS during a midnight raid.
His arrest followed a threat to invite members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB to secure the properties of Igbo people in the state.
Speaking in a viral video on Friday, Mr Nwajagu 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.”
The police spokesman 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.”
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