Why We Seized #EndSARS Frontliner Modupe Odele's Passport - Immigration Finally Reveals

Date: 06-11-2020 7:16 am (4 months ago) | Author: Olusanya Akinrinola
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The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has opened up on why passport belonging to #EndSars frontliner Modupe Odele was seized by the agency.
The agency revealed that the seizure had nothing to do with the part she played in the campaign against police brutality.
Modupe “Moe” Odele, a legal practitioner and member of the Feminist Coalition, had narrated how she was stopped from travelling out of the country for her birthday and her passport was seized.

This led to outrage as people accused the government of intimidation.

The Spokesman for the NIS, Mr. Sunday James, has now told Punch that Moe’s passport was seized as part of a routine border assignment.

Speaking on Thursday night, November 5, Mr Sunday James said that whenever a restriction has been placed on any individual, the immigration service is duty-bound to enforce it.

James said immigration did not seize Odele’s passport because of her #EndSARS activities but because it was enforcing a restriction order.

He said,
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“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.”


Posted: at 6-11-2020 07:16 AM (4 months ago) | Hero
- Naijasharon at 6-11-2020 07:47 AM (3 months ago)
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Not making any sense
Posted: at 6-11-2020 07:47 AM (3 months ago) | Upcoming
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- realitybbo at 6-11-2020 07:56 AM (3 months ago)
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Senseless defence
Posted: at 6-11-2020 07:56 AM (3 months ago) | Newbie
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- osammya at 6-11-2020 09:47 AM (3 months ago)
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Restriction order! it makes sense.
Posted: at 6-11-2020 09:47 AM (3 months ago) | Newbie
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- fineboy77 at 6-11-2020 10:07 AM (3 months ago)
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why is she being restricted and by who?

Posted: at 6-11-2020 10:07 AM (3 months ago) | Hero
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- zumata at 6-11-2020 10:45 AM (3 months ago)
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YOU DON'T KNOW HOW TO LIE,WHAT IS THE DIFFERENT WITH WHAT WE'RE SAYING SINCE?.YOU HAVE INDIRECTLY CONFIRMED THAT IT WAS BECAUSE HER INVOLVEMENT IN ENDSARS. ALL OF YOU THE EVIL LEADERS WILL SURELY REAP THE EVIL FRUIT OF YOUR LABOUR
Posted: at 6-11-2020 10:45 AM (3 months ago) | Upcoming
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- Sameola1 at 6-11-2020 01:20 PM (3 months ago)
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Terrorists are not given restriction order, it's a fine citizen like her that receives it. What a country
Posted: at 6-11-2020 01:20 PM (3 months ago) | Upcoming
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- nikiniki at 6-11-2020 07:26 PM (3 months ago)
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hmn....don't let me go to the zoo country, maybe they will seize my passport as well. Suppression, oppression, intimidation, gagging, threat....still there is terrorism and huge crime playing out everyday!
Posted: at 6-11-2020 07:26 PM (3 months ago) | Gistmaniac
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- maizaxx at 6-11-2020 08:28 PM (3 months ago)
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Sorry I don't know if it's me who doesn't understand English.
You said you were ordered by an agency to seize her passport? Then which agency is that?
What was the reason for the seizure?
Those are the answers Nigerians are demanding to know and not what you've said sir
Posted: at 6-11-2020 08:28 PM (3 months ago) | Gistmaniac
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