Peter Obi’s Detention: UK Govt Replies Premium Times

The government of the United Kingdom has responded to a letter by a Nigerian online news platform, Premium Times requesting the details of the alleged arrest and detention of the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, by its immigration officials at Heathrow Airport in London last week.

It, however, declined providing sufficient details about Mr Obi’s ordeal as requested by this newspaper in its reply through the Home Office.

In a short reply on Thursday, sighted by Aro Okeigbo Blog, the UK government said they do not comment on individual’s cases.

“We do not comment on individual cases,” Chloe Newman, senior communications officer – Newsdesk Communications Directorate, stated in the reply on Thursday.

Bothered about several unsubstantiated claims on social media over the issue, this Premium Times wrote to the UK Home Office on 13 April, seeking to understand the circumstances surrounding Mr Obi’s ordeals in the European country during Easter.

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