Ikeagwu was taken in for questioning over a case that had to do with his personal assistant. According to reports, his personal assistant unknowingly bought a stolen phone from Computer Village in Ikeja and the thieves killed one of the victims during the robbery and the case was under investigation.
The crime happened in Abuja but the phone was traced to Lagos by the security agents who then came for him as it was his address and name that were used during the purchase.
One of his neighbours spoke to Encomium magazine. The arrest allegedly happened in the afternoon after he dropped his step daughter at home from school.
After dropping the girl off, he was on his way out when he got a call. The call was said to have come one of the operatives who had been waiting for him. As soon as he stepped out of the gate, he was confronted by the men.
At first, he was politely invited, but was refusing to go with them. This escalated the situation and the security agents brought out their guns. Neighbors tried to help, but fell back after they saw the guns as Ikeagwu was carried away in a bus. He returned home in the evening.