- The NIS has admitted that it seized the passport of an EndSARS protester, Modupe Odele
- However, the service said it took that move as one of its routine border duties
- According to immigration, the seizure of Odele's passport had nothing to with her participation in the protest that took place in many states of Nigeria
The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has explained why it seized the passport of a prominent EndSARS protester, Modupe Odele.
The NIS spokesman, Sunday James, on Thursday, November 5, explained that the seizure of Odele's passport is part of the NIS' routine border checks, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
“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."
Odele, a lawyer and a member of the Feminist Coalition, had claimed she was restricted from travelling out of the country by NIS officials.
During her participation in the protest on the platform of the coalition which is the promoter of the rally, she assisted in raising the sum of N147 million.
Added to this, she was active even after the protest by offering legal support to persons who were arrested while it was ongoing.
Meanwhile, Dr Val, a Nigerian surgeon who treated wounded protesters during the EndSARS protest, lost his life to the deadly coronavirus. Legit.ng noted that the young Nigerian man aspired to be a great surgeon but death cut-short his life.
He had vowed to train himself as an athlete and perform surgery effortlessly in a short period of time.
A Twitter user with the handle @Comradextian1 shared the news of Dr Val's death and a video of the latter attending to a wounded protester on the social media site.
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