By Abimbola Ogunnaike
The Department of State Services has said the embattled self-acclaimed Eze Igbo of Ajao Estate, Lagos State, Chief Fredrick Nwajagu, will be transferred to Abuja from the Lagos holding facility, reports Punch.
According to the report, a security source at the DSS Headquarters, Abuja, who craved anonymity because he was not authorised to speak on the matter, disclosed this development
“He is in our custody in Lagos. We expect him to be taken to Abuja. He may not be alone. We have said before that there are people who are threatening the peace of the nation. The country will not allow anyone to plunge it into avoidable crisis,” the report quoted the source to have said.
Nwajagu arrested on Saturday, 1 April, 2023, Nwajagu during a raid by a joint team of policemen and operatives of the DSS.
“A team of police and DSS went to his palace but he had already fled. He was later traced to a hotel in Ejigbo where he was arrested,” the report quoted the source to have said .
Meanwhile, the state police spokesperson, Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the arrest, adding that the chief had been handed over to the DSS for further action over his inciting comments.
“Yes, he (Fredrick) has been arrested and is currently in the custody of the DSS. They are in charge of anything associated with terrorism,” Hundeyin said.
In a now-viral video sighted by one of our correspondents, Nwajagu, speaking in a mixture of Igbo and English, had issued a threat to invite members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra to secure the property of Igbo people in the state.
“We must have our security so that they will stop attacking us at midnight, in the morning and the afternoon,” he said.