One week after, UK’s Immigration keeps Mum on Obi’s detention

The United Kingdom immigration is yet to comment on its alleged harassment and detention of Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP).

On Wednesday, the Obi-Datti media office said the LP presidential candidate arrived Heathrow Airport in London on April 7 and was detained after being accosted by an immigration officer who handed him a detention note and told him to step aside.

According to the LP media office, Obi was pulled aside for an alleged duplication offense, implying that he had an impersonator in the country.

The LP said Obi was questioned for a long time, adding that it was very strange for a man who lived for over a decade in the UK.

The Obi-Datti media office said it took the intervention of Nigerians who quickly raised their voices, asking why Obi was being delayed.

A UK immigration press officer, who spoke with TheCable, said the agency cannot comment on individual cases, but added that the agency would provide further information in due time.

The officer added that many Nigerian journalists have also reached out to confirm the alleged detention.

Obi is also yet to make an official statement regarding the development.

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