An Igbo leader who threatened to bring the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to Lagos State, Frederick Nwajagu has been remanded for thirty days by a magistrate court sitting in the Yaba area of Lagos.
Bellnewsonline.com had earlier reported that the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) confirmed Nwajagu’s arrest on the 1st of April after he made an inciting statement in a video.
He called on Igbo indigenes in Lagos to appeal to members of the IPOB to defend their properties from looters.
Meanwhile, following his arrest, Nwajagu was charged with conspiracy and breach of public peace.
The chief magistrate, Peter Nwaka, in his ruling ordered that Nwajagu should be kept at the Ikoyi custodial facility for 30 days, before adjourning the case until May 3.
The state prosecutor, Thomas Nurudeen told the court that Nwajagu and some others, who are on the run, committed the offences on March 26 at No. 2, Akeem Shitu Street, Ajao Estate, Lagos.
He said Nwajagu put fear in Lagos residents when he threatened to bring IPOB to the state, to shut down the state for one month.
Nurudeen said the alleged offences of Nwajagu contravene sections 168 (d) and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos state, 2015.