We can’t release #EndSars supporter, Modupe’s passport – Immigration

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has disclosed that the passport of Modupe Odele will remain in their custody until the restriction order is lifted. Modupe “Moe” Odele, a legal practitioner and member of the Feminist Coalition– a group supporting the EndSARS movement  – had recounted how she was prevented from traveling out of the country for her birthday and her passport seized. And Nigerians are reacting as many has people accused the government of intimidation. Mr Sunday James, the Spokesman for the NIS, told The Punch that Moe’s passport was seized as part of a routine border assignment. Speaking on Thursday night, November 5 2020, Mr. Sunday James disclosed that the passport’s restriction has nothing to do with her involvement with the EndSars movement but has to do with an enforcing restriction order. Read what he said; “When there is a directive from any agency of government not specific, we have to enforce either entry or restriction of entry by anybody who has been directed not to be allowed exit or entry and as a matter of fact, we cannot as a border management agency, allow anybody who has been restricted from leaving the country to go out and we cannot allow anybody who has been restricted from entry to enter. “So, it is a routine assignment and it has nothing to do with End SARS. We are the lead agency for the security management of the border. It has to do with the restriction order which we are duty-bound to enforce.” Kindly Share Related Video

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