It’s alleged that the mobile phone of Labour Party’s candidate, Peter Obi, was pilfered from a Nigerian court’s premises by unidentified individual(s).
A video circulating on Twitter reveals him searching for the phones and disclosing to his running mate, Datti Baba Ahmed, that he could not remember where he placed them.
The phone is yet to be found. The incident has triggered widespread responses from Nigerians, with many expressing disappointment towards Peter Obi.
Below are some of the comments:
@Gucciofficial9: “Couldn’t find any evidence to apprehend this man, so they resorted to swiping his phone in court.”
@aai_austin: “Discussing a mandate at this level and yet issues of misplacing a phone arise? Can you believe it?”
@Boma_Wills: “This man could have lost our entire national budget. These LP fellows around him have a habit of making away with his phones.”
@MStorsh: “They pilfered your mandate and now your phone. Keep tracking them, at least one should be recovered.”
@ChovskiFernando: “They better find it fast before it’s used maliciously against the Labour Party and Obi.»
@KaveerAbdul: “First his mandate was taken, now his phone. What could possibly be this man’s crime?”
@meet_usman: “Regarding Peter Obi’s missing phone, I’m suspicious of Chimamanda Adichie and Datti. Those two are closest to him. They should be interrogated sensibly about the phone’s whereabouts.”
Snapshot of the moment when Peter Obi’s phone reportedly got lost during the PEPC hearing in Abujapic.twitter.com/sceOqw1778
— Instablog9ja (@instablog9ja) 2nd August 2023