The Finnish Central Criminal Police has confirmed that the Biafran Republic agitator, who lives in that country, Simon Ekpa, has been released after being tagged crime suspect.
The police said that Ekpa’s arrest was in connection with the ongoing preliminary investigation.
“The person being questioned today is suspected of a crime. We will return to the title on Friday,” Tommi Reen from the Central Criminal Police told HS during a phone interview.
Simon Ekpa, a self-acclaimed disciple of the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, had repeatedly ordered Igbos in the Southeast to observe sit-at-home and asked them to boycott the country’s general elections scheduled to begin on Saturday, February 25.
Earlier in the day, Ekpa was escorted out of his apartment in Lahti by Finnish policemen.