JUST IN: Simon Ekpa freed hours after interrogation
Simon Ekpa, a popular pro-Biafra separatist activist, has been freed by Finnish police on Thursday after being detained and interrogated for several hours.
Recall that this online news playform had reported the arrest of Ekpa by Finnish authorities. The separatist was led by the cops out of his Lahti apartment.
On Thursday night, Ekpa was reportedly detained by the police in Finland for a suspected crime.
According to HS reports, Ekpa’s release was verified by the Finnish Central Criminal Police on Thursday.
The arrest of the pro-Biafra activist after the police operation in Lahti, according to the police, was related to the ongoing preliminary inquiry.
“The person being questioned today is suspected of a crime. We will return to the title on Friday,” Tommi Reen from the Central Criminal Police told HS during a phone interview.
Before his eventual arrest on Thursday, Nigerians all over the world have signed a petition appealing to the Finnish government, Nigerian Government and the European Union to arrest Ekpa, the brain behind the sit-at-home order in the South-East.
Ekpa, a self-acclaimed disciple of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, in had repeatedly ordered the people of the South-East to observe a sit-at-home and asked them to boycott the country’s general elections billed for Saturday.
His repeated sit-at-home order has been marked by bloodshed and destruction of lives and properties in the region by its enforcers.