IPOB threat: Lagos arraigns Eze Ndigbo of Ajao Estate for terrorism

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The Eze Ndigbo of Ajao Estate in Lagos, Frederick Nkemdilim Nwajagu, has been arraigned before Justice Yetunde Adesanya of a Lagos High Court, sitting in Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS), for alleged terrorism.

Nwajagu was arraigned on Wednesday, on a nine-count charge bordering on attempt to commit acts of terrorism, participate in terrorism, meet to support proscribed entity, attempt to finance an act of terrorism, and preparation to commit an act of terrorism.

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According to a suit marked no: LD/21505C/2023, his offences contravene the provision of section 403(2) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015, and sections 12(c), 18, 21, 29 & 12(a) of the Terrorism (Prevention & Prohibition) Act, 2022, among others.

The state’s counsel, Deputy Director in the Ministry of Justice, Jonathan Ogunsanya, who represented the Attorney General of Lagos State, Moyosore Onigbanjo, informed the court to allow the defendant take his plea.

Nwajagu, however, denied the allegation and pleaded not guilty to all counts.

Consequently, the judge adjourned the case to July 4 and 5, 2023, for trial.

Recall that Nwajagu was arrested by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS), over an alleged threat to invite members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), to Lagos to secure properties of Igbo people in the state.