Senate Demands Extradition of Simon Ekpa, Rejects Political Resolution for Kanu Over Sit-at-Home 

The Senate has directed the Federal Government to collaborate with the Finnish authorities for the extradition of Finland-based acclaimed Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Simon Ekpa, over the weekly Monday sit-at-home in the South East.

The resolution was sequel to a motion sponsored by Senator Osita Izunaso and all 14 Senators from the South East.

Izunaso lamented that thousands of Innocent lives have been lost since this action started and properties worth over N1 trillion have been destroyed, which has resulted in investors leaving the region.

He added that the sit-at-home civil disobedience actions in the South East has led to the disruption/destruction of economic activities as well as immeasurable financial losses for businesses, workers and the local economy.

His prayer urging the Federal Government to use political solution in handling the case of the Leader of the proscribed IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, was dropped following a point of order raised by Senator Opeyemi Bamidele that it is subjudiced.

Senator Bamidele came under point of order 52 sub 5, which prevents the National Assembly from speaking on any issue before the court.

The Senate therefore struck out a prayer urging the Federal Government to use a political solution approach in handling the case of Kanu.

The Senate also resolved to invite the Minister of Foreign Affairs (when appointed) and relevant stakeholders to carry out thorough investigation as well as bring other sponsors of the act to book.

While seconding the motion, Senator Gbenga Daniel said several businesses have been affected in the South East as result of Monday “sit-at-home”.

All Senators in the chamber agreed that Finland-based IPOB leader Ekpa must be extradited to Nigeria.


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