Ola ‘Kiya, Reporting
Barely 24 hours to Nigeria’s presidential and House of Assembly elections, Finland authorities have reportedly, on Thursday, arrested a Nigerian popular separatist agitator, Simon Ekpa.
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’s 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”.
Astute social critic on social media, Justice E. P. Amarachukwu, in her Twitter handle on Thursday @Justice_E_P_ A corroborated the arrest, saying: “Simon Ekpa is coming home !!!!.”
Stonix News recalled that Ekpa had, in his social media handle, called for a sit-at-home boycott of the Nigeria general elections starting February 25 by Nigerians, especially those in the South East.
Last week, a viral news mooted Ekpa’s arrest by the Finland government after the Nigerian government had officially brought the attention of the former to the sit-at-home call.
The Government of Finland later described as false the letter attributed to its prime minister, Sanna Marin, purportedly asking the Nigerian-Finish lawyer to withdraw the controversial comments about the upcoming Nigerian general elections or be arrested.
Ekpa, who’s a Nigerian-Finnish citizen, has been a hardliner and member of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPoB), propagating the secession quest and ideology of the group from his base.