The Sabo-Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State, today, remanded a leader of the 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, 67, should be kept at the Ikoyi custodial facility for 30 days.
He adjourned the case until May 3 for mention.
Mr Nwajagu, whose house address was not provided, is charged with conspiracy and breach of public peace.
His plea was not taken.
Earlier, the prosecutor, Thomas Nurudeen, told the court that Mr Nwajagu and others at large committed the offences on March 26 at No. 2, Akeem Shitu Street, Ajao Estate, Lagos State.
He alleged that Mr Nwajagu put fear in Lagos residents when he threatened to bring IPOB to the state.
He submitted that Mr Nwajagu publicly said IPOB would shut Lagos State for one month.
According to Mr Nurudeen, the alleged offences contravene sections 168 (d) and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.