UK Immigration Detain, Question Peter Obi Over Impersonation
The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, was detained and questioned by the United Kingdom’s immigration authorities for a duplication offense which suggests that someone has been impersonating him in London, the Party’s Presidential Campaign Council says.
The immigration officials had accosted Peter Obi at the Heathrow Airport in London on Good Friday, April 7, 2023, and handed a detention note.
The Campaign Office, in a statement through its Spokesperson, Diran Onifade, on Wednesday, also expressed concern the impersonator could be committing all kinds of weighty crimes and other dubious acts and it would be recorded in Obi’s name.
“The LP Presidential candidate in the February 25 Presidential poll arrived at 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. 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 the 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.
“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,” the statement read in part.