Letter threatening to arrest Simon Ekpa for international terrorism fake – Finnish official
A source from the Finnish government has told Thecable that the letter threatening to arrest Simon Ekpa over his election day sit-at-home order is fake and didn’t originate from the government.
The letter allegedly signed by Sanna Marin, Finnish prime minister, and dated February 15 2023, claimed that Ekpa would be arrested and charged with international terrorism if the order is not reversed within 48 hours.
Some public officials and news sites in the country also posted the letter.
In a statement sent to TheCable, Ima Edem, media officer to the Finnish government, said the letter was not from the country.
“The letter purporting to be signed by the Prime Minister of Finland and currently circulating widely in the media does not originate from the Finnish government,” she said.
“We have reported the Twitter message, with which this fake letter was originally distributed, and asked Twitter to remove it.”
“The viral letter threatening Ekpa with arrest and charges of international terrorism is not from the Finnish government,” Edem said.