Popular pro-Biafra separatist agitator, Simon Ekpa, has been released by Finnish Police, hours after he was arrested and grilled on Thursday.
Daily Report Nigeria reported earlier that Finnish authorities arrested Ekpa.
The police escorted the separatist out of his apartment in Lahti.
Ekpa was later released on Thursday evening after the police allegedly arrested him for a suspected crime in Finland.
The Finnish Central Criminal Police has now confirmed Ekpa’s release on Thursday.
The police claimed 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.
Prior to Ekpa’s arrest on Thursday, Nigerians all over the world signed a petition appealing to the Finnish government, Nigerian Government and the European Union to arrest him (Ekpa), the brain behind the sit-at-home order in the South-East.
The self-acclaimed disciple of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, had repeatedly ordered the people of the South-East to observe a sit-at-home and asked them to boycott the country’s general elections billed for Saturday.