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BREAKING: Peter Obi ‘Detained’ in UK Airport Over Impersonation Offence

Peter Obi was shortly detained by immigration officials at Heathrow Airport in London. Photo: Peter Obi Source: AFP

The ObiDatti media office has reacted to the detention of Peter Obi, the 2023 presidential candidate of the Labour Party by some United Kingdom immigration officers.

 Diran Onifade, the head of ObiDatti media office said Obi was detained over allegations of impersonation.  According to Onifade, officials at Heathrow Airport asked Obi to step aside and subsequently questioned him for a long time.

The 2023 flag bearer of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, was detained by the United Kingdom immigration officials at Heathrow Airport in London over a claim of impersonation.

The head of the ObiDatti Media office, Diran Onifade, who disclosed this said that Obi was held by immigration officials at the airport on his way back from the UK where he spent his Easter celebration.

Onifade in a statement seen by said Obi was harassed by London immigration officials and placed in detention but for the spontaneous reaction of Nigerians at Heathrow Airport. He added that Obi had arrived the Heathrow Airport in London from Nigeria on Good Friday, April 7, where he joined the queue for the necessary immigration protocols but was accosted by officials who handed him a detention note.

According to Onifade, the UK immigration officials told Peter Obi to step aside and subsequently questioned him for a long time.

Describing the situation as “very strange for a man who lived for over a decade in that country”, Onifade said the immigration officials who were also taken aback at the reaction of the people were forced to reveal that Obi was being questioned for a duplication offence.

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