Presidential candidate of Labour Party (LP), Mr Peter Obi was last Friday, allegedly detained in London by UK immigration officials on Friday morning.
Prof Chinyere Okunna, a famous Mass Communications scholar, and Deputy Vice Chancellor of Paul University Awka, who is also a confidant of Obi, revealed this on Wednesday morning
The Labour Party Presidential Campaign Council (LPPCC), also disclosed the news that the party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi, was detained and interrogated for hours by immigration officials at Heathrow Airport, London, over offences allegedly committed by an impostor.
The Campaign Council, who raised an alarm, stated Obi’s impostor, who is still at large, may commit various crimes that would lead to the arrest of Peter Obi in the United Kingdom.
This is according to a statement signed by Head of Media of the Obi-Datti, Diran Onifade.
In the statement, Onifade noted that Obi was arrested at the Heathrow Airport for duplication.
The statement reads in part: ‘The Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi just back from London, United Kingdom where he celebrated Easter, has confirmed that he was harassed by London immigration officials and placed for detention but for the spontaneous reaction of Nigerians at Heathrow Airport.
‘Obi-Datti Media office can confirm that the LP Presidential candidate in the February 25 Presidential poll arrived 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 official who handed him a detention note and told him to step aside.
‘He was questioned for a long time and it was very strange for a man who lived for over a decade in that country.
‘Since Obi’s face was already an international frame, especially for Nigerians, Africans home, and in Diaspora who are likely to be Obidients, the people quickly raised their voices wondering why he was being delayed.
‘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 offense meaning that someone has been impersonating him in London.
‘The high implication of the offense 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.
‘Since the impersonator is still at large, the scenario is unimaginable as 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 obidient movement, and indeed Nigeria, where he currently and indisputably remains the conscience of the people.
‘Obi-Datti Media office recalls that our principal has been under all kinds of attack, since the February 25th, 2023 Presidential election in which as the standard bearer of the Labour Party, he put up an outstanding showing coming third out of 18 contestants as announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, even though his supporters and many other election watchers including international observers believe very strongly that he won the election but was manipulated out.