Pro-Biafra agitator, Simon Ekpa, arrested in Finland
Simon Ekpa, a popular pro-Biafra agitator, has been arrested by Finland authorities.
The self-styled Biafra spokesperson according to a Finland news outlet, HS, was escorted out of his apartment by the Finland police on Thursday.
The platform team claimed that they had gone to Ekpa’s residence for an interview, but to their surprise, the Finland police, KRP, answered when the HS rang the separatist bell.
The HS said the KRP prevented their team from entering Ekpa’s apartment and said that the interview would be moved “to the future”.
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.
Nigeria had asked Finland to intervene in Ekpa’s activities. Last week, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Godfrey Onyeama, invited the Finnish ambassador, Leena Pylvänäinen to a meeting.
Ekpa’s arrest is coming barely 48 hours to Nigeria’s general elections.
He is rumoured to be behind several attacks in the South Eastern region of the country.
NewsWireNGR had earlier reported Ekpa threatening that there will be no election in the region.