Nigerian Government Refuses To Explain Why They Confiscated Passport Of Prominent Lawyer For #EndSARS Activists
Modupe Odele was stopped at a Lagos airport and had her passport taken from her for days.
November 10, 2020 at 2:41 pm
A prominent lawyer working to help detained #EndSARS activists has accused the government of taking her passport from her and stopping her from flying out of Lagos on November 1.
According to OkayAfrica, Modupe Odele has worked tirelessly with the Feminist Coalition to provide free legal services to those who have been arrested during the widespread protests against the notorious and now disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad.
But when she went to Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos on November 1, her passport was taken from her and immigration officers told her she was "under investigation."
1st of November, I was stopped and my passport taken some minutes to boarding this flight. No reason was given, other than “you are under investigation” today is 5th of November, I still do not have my passport back neither have I been told what the investigation is about. pic.twitter.com/5IHZbbZjTc
— Moe (@Mochievous) November 5, 2020
She slammed the officials for not explaining what she was being investigated for or why they needed her passport.
"Holding on to my passport without giving me any reason for it is a breach of my constitutional right. I’ve not been informed of any investigation against me, I’m not running. I am here. Investigate. Ask me questions but do not continue to hold on to my passport with NO reasons," she wrote on Twitter.