The Eze Igbo of Ajao Estate, Lagos, Fredrick Nwajagu, has been arrested in a raid by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) over an alleged threat to invite members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to Lagos to secure properties of Igbo people in the state.
Nwajagu, the Eze Igbo of Ajao Estate was arrested by a combined team of police and DSS in the early hours of Saturday.
A police source revealed that the team stormed his palace but he fled.
He was however traced to a hotel in Ejigbo, where he was arrested at 1:00 am.
The Eze Igbo is currently in the custody of the DSS.
He had on Friday vowed to invite members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to Lagos to secure properties of Igbo people in the state.
Nwajagu, in a 49-second video shared on Twitter on Friday, said the move had become necessary due to attacks on Igbos and their businesses in Lagos
The Igbo leader said he stood by his words, insisting that his people must take a stand in Lagos.
“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 mobilize for that. We have to do that,” Nwajagu said.
“We must have our own security so that they will stop attacking us at midnight, in the morning, and in the afternoon.
“When they discover that we have our own security, before they come, they will know that we have our own men there.”
“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 rights and get standing in Lagos State.”