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Nigeria: #EndSARS Promoter, Odele, Free to Travel – Nigeria Immigration

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The NIS comptroller general says the government will not pay compensation to the activist whose passport it seized.

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has explained why it seized the international passport of Modupe Odele, a lawyer who offered free legal service to some protesters arrested by the police during #EndSARS protests.

The NIS comptroller general, Muhammad Babandede in a interview with PREMIUM TIMES said the directive to deny the activist from travelling abroad came from an unnamed security agency.

This newspaper reported that Ms Odele was prevented from traveling to Maldives to celebrate her birthday on November 1, following her role during the protests against police brutality in October.

She offered free legal aid to protesters who were arrested during #EndSARS protests through www.endsarslegalaid.co as they succeeded in helping over 80 peaceful protesters who were arrested get released.

Nigerians later took to Twitter to trend #FreeMoeSexy. Many also called on the federal government to stop harassing citizens demanding an end to security operatives brutality.

Why we seized her passport

But explaining the reason for the immigration authorities action, the service chief told PREMIUM TIMES in an interview that it got a directive from an undisclosed security agency.

He granted the interview for an earlier report published by this newspaper on how the federal government is using various means to victimise promoters of the nationwide protests.