Richard Ginika Izuora
Foremost #EndSARS convener, Modupe Odele also known as Mochievous, on FridayNovember 6, revealed that immigration officials have asked her to come for her passport.
Mochievous’s passport was seized on November 1 while travelling out of the country.
However, in a tweet, Mochievous said, “I’ve been told by Immigration that my passport is ready for collection from 4 pm today. I’ve respectfully informed them I’ll be there on Monday to pick it up.
“Since today is Friday, I asked for an earlier time but was told it will only be ready from 4 pm today Friday.”
I’ve been told by Immigration that my passport is ready for collection from 4pm today. I’ve respectfully informed them I’ll be there on Monday to pick it up. Since today is Friday, I asked for an earlier time but was told it will only be ready from 4pm today Friday.
— Moe (@Mochievous) November 6, 2020
Earlier, the Nigeria Immigration Service on Thursday, November 6, revealed why Mochievous, was barred from leaving the country by its operatives.
1st News had reported that the NIS on Sunday stopped Mochievous, a lawyer; from boarding an Emirates flight to the Maldives through Dubai, United Arab Emirates, UAE.
Mochievous was one of the prominent faces in the #EndSARS movement. Also, she gave free legal assistance to several persons arrested by the Police during the campaign against police brutality.
In a chat with journalists on Thursday; Spokesman for the NIS, Sunday James, said the lawyer’s passport was seized as part of a routine border assignment.
According to him, whenever a restriction has been placed on any individual; the NIS was duty-bound to enforce the action.
He said: “When there is a directive from any agency of government; we have to enforce the directive either on entry; or restriction of entry by anybody who has been directed not to be allowed exit or entry to the country.
“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 also 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 #EndSARS. 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.”