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IPOB Factional Leader, Simon Ekpa Arrested Hours After Declaring Sit-at-home In South East

Photo of Simon Ekpa being whisked away by Finnish Police

By Adedayo Said 

A factional leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Simon Ekpa has been arrested in Finland, a few hours after declaring a 10-day sit-at-home order in South East, Nigeria.

This comes barely 2 days before the start of the 2023 general elections in Nigeria.

It was gathered the Keskusrikospoliisi (KRP), the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) in Finland had a police operation in a private apartment in the centre of Lahti where Ekpa was seen in a now-viral photo being whisked away.

Criminal Investigator, Tommi Reen from the Central Criminal Police also confirmed the development.

According to him, the operation was connected to an ongoing preliminary investigation. He did not comment further on the matter.

Recall Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Godfrey Onyeama Last week, invited the Finnish ambassador, Leena Pylvänäinen to a meeting, begging the Finnish Government to intervene in Ekpa’s activities. 

The Finland-based legal practitioner and a former Biafra radio anchor is known for his subversive comments against the country and its leadership.

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