British Government Reacts To Obi’s Detention


British Government Reacts To Obi’s Detention

The United Kingdom government has reacted to media reports about the detention and interrogation of the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the just concluded 2023 elections, Peter Obi.

Obi was briefly detained by British immigration officials following issues of identity at the Heathrow airport in London last week.

When contacted for clarification on the matter, the head of the Media Unit of the British High Commission in Abuja, Dean Hurlock, told Leadership Newspaper that the mission does not make comments on issues of that nature because they are personal.

Hurlock said; “The British High Commission is aware of media reports around the LP presidential candidate in the past few days. But in line with the Commission’s policy, we don’t comment on individual cases.”


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