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Immigration finally reveals why #EndSARS advocate Modupe Odele’s passport was seized

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has denied that the passport of Modupe Odele, an #EndSARS advocate, was seized because of her involvement in the campaign against police brutality.

Odele, who is a lawyer, had narrated how NIS officials stopped her from flying out of the country.

She was actively involved in the #EndSARS campaign, offering legal aid to persons who were arrested during the demonstration.

However, spokesperson for the NIS, Sunday James, claims 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.

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“This doesn’t have anything to do with EndSARS protest or an individual, it is a routine assignment,” NAN quoted James to have said.

The Nigerian government has been accused of generating a no-fly list of #EndSARS promoters, but has strongly denied this claim.

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