The British Immigration authority has apologized to the Presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the February 25 election in Nigeria, Peter Obi, for detaining him at the Heathrow Airport, London after they gave him detention note.
The officials had detained Peter Obi for allegedly “committing several financial crimes only to find out that he was being impersonated.”
In the apology, the UK authority admitted that the uncomplimentary treatment Obi received was “completely unacceptable.”
“Frankly, the Immigration Official’s action has been appalling and we are sorry.”
Peter Obi was detained and interrogated for hours by immigration officials at Heathrow Airport in London on April 7, 2023.
The Head of Obi-Datti Media Campaign Office, Diran Onifade, who confirmed the development, in a statement yesterday, April 12, said that Obi was wrongly detained over offences allegedly committed by an impostor who is still at large.
He said that the impostor of Obi might have committed various crimes that would lead to the arrest of the LP flagbearer in the United Kingdom for duplication.
“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 in detention but for the spontaneous reaction of Nigerians at Heathrow Airport,” Onifade said.