The presidential candidate of the Labour Party Peter Obi, has said contrary to viral reports that he was detained at the airport in the United Kingdom, he was merely stopped for a routine immigration check.
He made this known in an interview with Arise TV on Monday night.
Obi insisted that he was never arrested, stressing that the routine immigration check lasted less than 20 minutes.
According to him he was checked because it appears his identity was duplicated by someone and was given VIP treatment.
In his words “I was stopped for a routine immigration check in the UK because it appears that my identity was duplicated by someone. I was never arrested. I was treated with due respect and walked through the VIP process.
“And all this lasted for a maximum of 20 minutes. And I was treated with all due respects. I have lived in the UK from 1993 to 2005. Not just that I live there; from 1993 till now; it is 30 years.
“I have never been questioned, arrested, detained in any country in the world. I have never for any reason found myself in any manner being questioned over any offence.”
It would be recalled that the former Anambra State governor was allegedly detained for hours at Heathrow Airport, London by UK immigration officials.