The Department of State Services, DSS has disclosed that the Eze Igbo of Ajao Estate, Lagos State, Chief Fredrick Nwajagu, will be transferred to Abuja from the Lagos holding facility.
A security source at the DSS Headquarters, Abuja, who craved anonymity because he was not authorised to speak on the matter, disclosed this to Punch.
In an interview with Punch on Saturday night, the source said, “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.”
Recall that Nwajagu was arrested during a raid by a joint team of policemen and operatives of the DSS on Saturday.
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.
He said, “Yes, he (Fredrick) has been arrested and is currently in the custody of the DSS. They are in charge of anything associated with terrorism.”
In a viral video, 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.
He said, “We must have our security so that they will stop attacking us at midnight, in the morning and the afternoon.
“When they discover that we have our security, they will think twice before attacking us. I am not saying a single word to be hidden.”
He also charged the public to make his claims go viral.