A magistrate court sitting in the Yaba area of Lagos has remanded Fredrick Nwajagu, the Eze of Ajao estate, for 30 days for threatening to bring the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to the state.
The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) confirmed his arrest on April 1 after a video where he made the “inciting statement” surfaced online.
In the clip, Nwajagu, dressed in his royal regalia, said Igbo indigenes in Lagos must recruit members of the IPOB to defend their properties from looters.
Meanwhile, following his arrest, Nwajagu was charged with conspiracy and breach of public peace.
On Wednesday, Peter Nwaka, the chief magistrate, ordered that Nwajagu should be kept at the Ikoyi custodial facility for 30 days, before adjourning the case until May 3.
Thomas Nurudeen, the state prosecutor, 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, with the aim of shutting 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.