Connect with us


Police reportedly arrest Eze Igbo threatening to invite IPOB to Lagos



The Eze Igbo of Ajao Estate, Lagos, Fredrick Nwajagu, has been nabbed in a midnight raid by operatives of the Nigeria Police and Department of State Security (DSS).

It was gathered that Nwajagu was arrested by the police in the early hours of Saturday at a hotel in Ejigbo where he was reportedly hiding.

Nwajagu had in a viral video threatened to invite members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to secure the properties as well as businesses of Igbo people in Lagos State.

This was largely connected to the cases of ethnic attacks allegedly unleashed on Igbos resident in Lagos following the 2023 general elections.

READ ALSO:Five feared dead as IPOB members clash with security agents

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”.

A police source revealed that the joint teams of the police and DSS traced Nwajagu to a hotel in Ejigbo and arrested him at 1:00am on Saturday.

As of the time of filing this report, no official statement had been released regarding the incident.

Join the conversation


Support Ripples Nigeria, hold up solutions journalism

Balanced, fearless journalism driven by data comes at huge financial costs.

As a media platform, we hold leadership accountable and will not trade the right to press freedom and free speech for a piece of cake.

If you like what we do, and are ready to uphold solutions journalism, kindly donate to the Ripples Nigeria cause.

Your support would help to ensure that citizens and institutions continue to have free access to credible and reliable information for societal development.

Donate Now

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

fourteen + ten =