Finland authorities on Thursday arrested Simon Ekpa, a popular pro-Biafra separatist agitator and self-acclaimed disciple of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), in Finland.
The controversial disciple of Nnamdi Kanu has now been released by the police in Finland.
The Pro-Biafra separatist agitator was released by Finnish authorities hours after he was arrested and grilled.
Earlier Thursday, February 23, Finnish police escorted Ekpa out of his apartment in Lahti.
He was later released on Thursday evening and took to Twitter to share a post after his release.
The Finnish Central Criminal Police confirmed Ekpa’s release on Thursday, according to HS reports.
Although Tommi Reen, an officer with the Central Criminal Police, did not state the identity of the suspect in custody, he confirmed the raid to HS.
Reen, however, said the suspect was released after a few hours of questioning, adding that investigation is ongoing.
‘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.
Recently, Ekpa declared that there will be no elections in the south-east zone of Nigeria.
Before his eventual arrest on Thursday, Nigerians all over the world have signed a petition appealing to the Finnish government, Nigerian Government and the European Union to arrest Ekpa, the brain behind the sit-at-home order in the South-East.