Sit-at-home Now A Money-making Venture For Simon Ekpa, Cohorts – Abaribe

Senator representing Abia South, Enyinnaya Abaribe, has alleged that the sit-at-home order by Simon Ekpa, a self-acclaimed disciple of Nnamdi Kanu, has become a scheme for making money.

Abaribe during an interview with Channels Television, said Ekpa and his cohorts have declined to reverse the policy because they were making money from it.

Recall that Aloy Ejimakor, the special counsel to Kanu, detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, in a letter shared on Twitter in July had asked Ekpa to stop calling for further sit-at-home.

Ekpa in his reaction to the letter said Kanu cannot write such a letter, noting that “it is not only a joke but an insult taken too far”.

Simon Ekpa

Speaking on the development, Abaribe said the south-east leaders have agreed to meet with the federal government over the continued detention of Kanu.

Abaribe said, “Last week, there was a hand-written message from him (Kanu).

“Of course, the man who is profiting from it, who is far away in Finland, denounced it and put more conditions saying they will never stop it until we (south-east leaders) see him in Finland.

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“We can now see that because they profit from this, they are not going to stop it because it has become a money-making venture.

“We have seen adverts on the internet asking people to contribute money for the liberation of Biafra.

“Now, what do we do? We have to engage the government because there are also some subsisting issues on the ground.

“The court had granted him his freedom and the government applied to the same appeal court for stay of execution and appeal to the supreme court. The supreme court has not taken any decision.

“Part of the resolution is that we are going to engage everyone.

“We are going to engage the government at the same time on how we can make a solution that is favourable to all.”

Obiajulu Joel Nwolu

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