The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, has debunked viral reports that he was arrested by UK immigration officials. Speaking in an interview on Arise TV on Monday, Obi revealed that he was stopped for a routine immigration check as his identity appeared to have been duplicated by someone. He added that he was given VIP treatment and that the entire process lasted for less than 20 minutes. Obi maintained that he has always lived his life in a law-abiding manner and he will “never knowingly break any law.”
key highlights from the news:
- Peter Obi clarifies that he was never arrested but was only stopped for a routine immigration check upon arrival at the airport in the United Kingdom.
- The former governor of Anambra state revealed that he was given VIP treatment and the entire process lasted less than 20 minutes.
- Obi insisted that he has always lived his life in the most law-abiding manner, and he will “never knowingly break any law.”
Despite the alleged detention of Obi by UK immigration officials, both the UK immigration and Obi have not commented on the issue. However, the Labour Party, in a statement, had claimed that Obi was detained and questioned for a duplication offense, which suggested that someone has been impersonating him in London.