A human rights attorney, Osuagwu Ugochukwu, has alerted Finland over the conduct of a Nigerian lawyer based in the country with known affiliation to the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
This was contained in a letter addressed to the Finnish government, through its Ambassador to Nigeria.
Mr Simon Ekpa had published a video urging Southeasterners to quit the Nigerian Military following an alleged capture and execution of troops by Boko Haram terrorists.
In a press statement on Friday, however, Mr Ugochukwu described the claim as “false” aimed to “cause disaffection and destabilize the Nigerian troops”.
Having thoroughly examined the purported video, the human rights lawyer concluded that the “said soldiers are certainly not Nigerians and the location not identified as Nigeria”.
He further described Mr Ekpa as a “ misguided Nigerian lawyer in Finland who, not living in Nigeria, wants to put the country on fire”.
Mr Ugochukwu, therefore, called on the Finnish authorities to look into the activities of the lawyer while urging Nigerians to ignore the video.
Read full address below:
The video publication by SIMON EKPA on December 10 2019 claiming that the Soldiers being tied and shot in the bush by Boko Haram are Nigerians and thus urging Easterners to resign from Nigeria Army is most shocking and a threat to National Security.
I have examined the purported video and the said soldiers in the footage are certainly not Nigerians and the location not identified as Nigeria. Thus the wild claim by Simon Ekpa that Nigeria Soldiers are being killed indiscriminately by Boko Haram based on the so called video is False and malicious publication against the institution of the Nigerian Army and Nigeria as a whole. Such publications are mischievously designed by Ekpa who is a Lawyer based in Finland, to cause disaffection and destabilize the Nigerian troops.
Simon Ekpa is a misguided Nigerian Lawyer in Finland who, not living in Nigeria, wants to put the country on fire by such hate speech and hate publication.
We call on the Embassy of Finland to look into the activities of Simon Ekpa who lives in Finland and hides there to cause disaffection and aim at maligning the leadership of the Nigerian Army. We urge the Finland Ambassador to by this notice take steps in initiating action against Simon Ekpa who is based Lahti 85 km from Helsinki and operates on FINNISH MOBILE +35837800600.
Nigerians should thereby ignore the said viral video as its manipulated and never a scene involving Nigerian soldiers. Simon Ekpa surely would soon be brought to book by the relevant state security service and justice will be meted to him in no distant time for engaging in acts capable of destabilizing Nigerian troops and threatening National security.