Simon Ekpa

Breaking: Finland Authorities Arrest Biafran Agitator, Simon Ekpa

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Popular pro-Biafra separatist agitator and former Radio Biafra anchorman, Simon Ekpa has been arrested in Finland.

Simon Ekpa was taken into custody just 48 hours before the Nigerian elections. According to a Finland news outlet, HS, the police escorted the separatist out of his apartment in Lahti.

Criminal Investigator, Tommi Reen from the Central Criminal Police told the HS news outlet that the Keskusrikospoliisi (KRP), the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) in Finland had a police operation in a private apartment in the centre of Lahti.

Reen said the operation was connected to an ongoing preliminary investigation. He did not comment further on the matter.

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Recall that Nigerians had asked Finland to intervene in Ekpa’s activities. Nigerians all over the world had 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.

The Finland-based legal practitioner and a former athlete is known for his subversive comments against the country and its leadership. He has in recent years spoken against the unity of the country, insisting that the Republic of Biafra must be achieved and asked the South Easterners to boycott the country’s general elections billed for Saturday.

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He is the brain behind the sit-at-home order in the East which has been marked by bloodshed and destruction of lives and properties in the region by its enforcers.

Ekpa increased his campaigns after June 2021 re-arrest and repatriation of Nnamdi Kanu, founder of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).


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