Simon Ekpa a Finland based self acclaimed disciple of Nnamdi Kanu the leader of the indigenous people of Biafra IPOB has reportedly been arrested by Finland authorities.
Simon Ekpa who took over from Nnamdi Kanu as head of IPOB after he was arrested by the Nigerian government in June 2021 was arrested on Thursday following his threat to disrupt the presidential election by issuing a sit at home order from 23rd to 27th February 2023.
According to a letter from the Finnish Government to Simon Ekpa dated back to 15th February 2023 where he was asked to reverse all the pronouncements he made concerning the 2023 presidential election which Simon did not comply with till when he was arrested.
The Letter Reads
Following complaints by Nigerians in Finland and the Nigerian Government about your various pronouncements, using social media outlets, to impose sit-at-homes in Nigeria, you are hereby warned to desist from such nefarious activities which are capable of disturbing the peace and causing bloodshed.
More worrying to the Finnish Government is your imposition of sit-at-homes on days slated for democratic elections in Nigeria. This is an act of international terrorism.
You are hereby directed to call off your planned sit-at-homes by pronouncing through the sam media outlets, you used for your illegal pronouncements, a reversal of your sit-at-home orders
Mr. Simon Ikpa, you have 48 hours to reverse course or you will be arrested and charged with nternational terrorism.
I have directed my Attorney General, Raija Toiviainen, to ensure that my directive is immediately carried out.
Following the failure of Ekpa to adhere to the directives of the Finnish Government, he was arrested and is currently being grilled by Interpol.