Immigration confirms passport seizure of #EndSARS activist, gives reason

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has confirmed seizing the password of a lawyer who played a vital role during the global demonstrations codenamed #EndSARS.

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Modupe Odele had alleged that her international passport was seized by the NIS while she was on her way out of the country.

The legal practitioner whose group, Feminist Coalition, financially and morally supported the protests is a key figure and promoter of the exercise.

Her allegation came hours after a reported no-fly list was been compiled and targeted at promoters of the protests demanding extensive police reforms.

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Although the federal government through the Interior Ministry which the NIS is domiciled denied the existence of such list, the lawyer is yet to retrieve her passport as at press time.

Confirming the seizure to News Agency of Nigeria yesterday, the spokesman of the border agency, Sunday James, said the passport was seized as part of a routine border assignment.

“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,” Mr James reportedly said.

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“This doesn’t have anything to do with EndSARS protest or an individual, it is a routine assignment,” he added.

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