A viral picture showing Peter Obi the Presidential candidate of the Labour Party; Abike Dabiri-Erewa, chairperson of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) and a UK immigration officer has been proven to be fake.
Background Gist On Why Obi Was Detained In the UK
It was reported in the news that Peter Obi while in London was detained on circumstances not clearly known initially during a trip for Easter in the UK.
News had it that Obi was said to have an identity issue on his arrival at the Heathrow Airport hence was detained by the officers at the airport.
The Viral Picture of Peter Obi, Abike Dabiri-Erewa and UK Immigration Officer
The fake photo which had gone viral on the social media on Thursday purportedly showed the executive chairman of NiDCOM seated in an office with Obi and a UK law enforcement officer in order to secure the LP presidential candidate’s release from detention.
See below the image:
What Some APC Stalwarts Are Saying
A former APC presidential Aspirant, Adamu Garba tweeted saying the FG helped to recover Peter Obi from his detention cell in the UK over allegations of traveling to the UK with fake documents.
Also, an aide to President Muhammadu Buhari on new media, Bashir Ahmad, also tweeted on Thursday, implying that the FG intervened in Peter Obi’s ordeal to secure his release.
FG Reactions to the Obi’s Detention
The Federal Government of Nigeria on its part denied the news that it intervened in the detention of the Labour Party presidential candidate last week.