Why Peter Obi Was Detained In London By The United Kingdom Immigration Officials
Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of Labour Party, was last week detained in London by the United Kingdom immigration officials for alleged impersonation.
This was made known in a statement issued Wednesday by the Head, Obi-Datti Media, Diran Onifade.
Mr Onifade however said Peter Obi has since returned to Nigeria.
“The LP presidential candidate in the February 25 presidential poll arrived at the Heathrow Airport in London from Nigeria on Good Friday, April 7, 2023, and joined the queue for the necessary Airport protocols when he was accosted by immigration officials who handed him a detention note and told him to step aside,” Mr Onifade said.
According to the statement, Peter Obi was harassed by London immigration officials and placed in detention where he spent the Easter holidays.
“He was questioned for a long time and it was very strange for a man who lived for over a decade in that country,” the statement said.
Possible implication for Peter Obi
Mr Onifade explained that the high implication of the offence is that the impersonator could be committing all kinds of weighty crimes and other dubious acts and it would be recorded in Obi’s name.
He emphasised that since the impersonator is still at large, the scenario is unimaginable as Peter Obi could be implicated in a series of forbidden acts and even be framed in a manner that could be a huge embarrassment to him, his family, his party, the Obedient movement, and Nigeria, where he currently and remains the conscience of the people.
Why Peter Obi was detained in London by the United Kingdom immigration officials.