A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Yaba, Lagos State, has remanded a leader of Igbo community in Lagos State, Eze Ndigbo Fredrick Nwajagu, for allegedly threatening to bring the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to the state.
The Chief Magistrate, Peter Nwaka, ordered that the defendant, aged 67, should be kept at the Ikoyi custodial facility for 30 days.
According, to the Prosecutor, Superintendent of Police (SP) Thomas Nurudeen, told the court that Nwajagu and some others at large committed the offences on March 26, 2023 at No. 2, Akeem Shitu Street, Ajao Estate, Lagos State.
He alleged that Nwajagu put fear in Lagos residents when he threatened to bring IPOB to the state.
He submitted that Nwajagu publicly said that IPOB would shut Lagos State for one month.
According to Nurudeen, the alleged offences contravene Sections 168 (d) and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
Being a remand proceeding to ensure lawful detention, the plea of the defendant was not taken.
The Chief Magistrate said he would await the advice of the state’s DPP, Babajide Martins on how to proceed before adjourning the case to May 3 for mention.