The Eze Ndigbo of Ajao Estate in Lagos State, Fredrick Nwajagu, has been arrested.
A source in the police who preferred anonymity said that the Igbo leader was arrested on Saturday morning by a joint team of policemen and operatives of the Department of State Services.
The Eze 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 became necessary in the wake of attacks on some Igbo people in the state.
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,” he added.
The Igbo leader said he stood by his words, insisting that his people must take a stand in Lagos.