House of Reps-elect, Ikenga Ugochinyere, Calls For Immediate Release of Eze Igbo
The House of Representatives member-elect for Ideato North/South federal constituency of Imo State, Ikenga Ugochinyere on Saturday called on the Department of State Services (DSS) to immediately release the Eze Igbo of Ajao Estate, Lagos, Fredrick Nwajagu, because the DSS is not fair in the discharge of its duties.
Ejes Gist News reports that Nwajagu was arrested earlier today (Saturday) by the agency and operatives of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) over a viral video that showed him inviting members of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to Lagos to protect the Igbos from alleged targeted attacks.
Ugochinyere wondered where the security agencies were when some notable All Progressives Congress (APC) supporters made “inciting comments” against the Igbos.
He recalled the intimidation and ‘violent attacks’ suffered by persons of Igbo extraction who are residing in Lagos State before and during elections.
Ugochinyere said: “Are the security agencies now engaging in preferential treatments? Are the DSS and Police agencies for the protection of lives and properties of the people of Nigeria or are they only serving the interest of the ruling government. APC spokesman Bayo Onanuga, after the emergence of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu as the winner of the Lagos gubernatorial poll, threatened that Igbo should never interfere in Lagos politics. He later described Igbos as threat to the Yorubas, yet he hasn’t been arrested.
“Musiliu ‘MC Oluomo’ Akinsanya, threatened that “Igbos who will not vote for the APC in the governorship election to stay at home.
“Consequently, in the aftermath of the presidential election held on February 25, 2023, Ndigbo in Lagos have had their shops vandalized and burnt down with the authorities in Lagos looking the other way. But same authorities are quick to arrest Fredrick Nwajagu.
“I call on the DSS to release the Eze Igbo of Ajao Estate, Lagos, Fredrick Nwajagu and arrest Lagos election violence promoters.”