Simon Ekpa arrested in Finland
By Steve Oko
Information available to Wawa News Global says that the self – styled auto pilot and Finland -based Biafra agitator, Mazi Simon Ekpa, has been reportedly arrested.
He was arrested Thursday by Finland authorities on Thursday according to a Finland news outlet, HS.
The police escorted the separatist out of his apartment in Lahti.
The platform claimed that they had gone to Ekpa’s residence for an interview but to their surprise, the Finland police, KRP, answered when the HS team 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”.
Meanwhile, an official of the Finnish Embassy in Abuja who craves anonymity confirmed Ekpa’s arrest.
The source said Ekpa had been taken into custody.
“It is our understanding that he is currently in police custody in Finland,” the official said
“According to information available to us, the image is verified by Helsingin Sanomat, a Finnish newspaper; in it, Ekpa is seen being escorted out of his home in Lahti by plainclothes Finnish police”.
Ekpa who claims to be a discipline of the Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, has been behind the senseless Monday sit-at-home orders which have crippled economic activities in the South East.
His recent threat to lock down South East for six days and stop elections in the zone on Saturday has sparked global outrage.
Ekpa has since been disowned by IPOB which said he was never its member but recruited by the enemies of the Biafra struggles to demonise the pro-Biafra movement.
Before his eventual arrest , Ndigbo all over the world have signed a petition appealing to the Finnish government, Nigerian Government and the European Union to pick him up.
The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyema, had penultimate week, summoned the Finnish Ambassador to Nigeria, Leena Pylvanainen, over “hate speech and incitive comments” by Ekpa.
During the meeting with Pylvanainen, Onyeama, said Ekpa’s action was fast becoming a threat to the forthcoming election, and that the Federal Government would not take it lightly with him and the Finland government if nothing drastic is done.