An official of the Finnish Embassy in Abuja has confirmed the arrest of the factional leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Simon Ekpa.
It was recalls that reports had emerged on Thursday of the arrest of the controversial pro-Biafra activist in Finland.
When contacted, an official of the Finnish Embassy in Abuja who craves anonymity confirmed Ekpa’s arrest to The PUNCH on Thursday.
“It is our understanding that he is currently in police custody in Finland,” the official who is not authorised to speak to the press 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”, the official added.
Simon Ekpa, according to a Finland news outlet, HS, was escorted by Police 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”.