Immigration reveals why #EndSARS activist passport was seized
The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has revealed why it seized the passport of an #EndSARS advocate, Modupe Odele.
NIS said the passport of the female lawyer was not seized as a result of the campaign against police brutality.
Recall that Odele, member of the Feminist Coalition had raised alarm on how NIS officials stopped her from travelling out of the country.
The Feminist Coalition, which is the promoter of the #EndSARS protest, raised about N147 million for the cause.
Odele was actively involved in the campaign against police brutality, offered legal aid to arrested protesters during the demonstration.
Reacting to the development on Thursday, Sunday James who is the spokesman of NIS said the passport was seized as part of a routine border assignment.
He said whenever a restriction is placed on any individual, the immigration service is responsible for its enforcement.
James added that the action is unconnected to the #EndSARS protests.
“As an enforcement agency in charge of border management, if there is an order restricting anybody from entry into the country, we enforce it without any prejudice. This doesn’t have anything to do with EndSARS protest or an individual, it is a routine assignment,” NAN quoted him to have said.
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