Court orders Immigration to return ex-gov Odili’s seized passport

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A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) and its Comptroller-General to the international passport seized from a former Rivers Governor, Peter Odili to him.

Justice Inyang Ekwo gave the order on Monday in a judgment on a fundamental rights enforcement suit by Odili.

Justice Ekwo declared the seizure Odili’s passport as unconstitutional.

The NIS had, while justifying its action, claimed to have seized the passport upon a request to effect by the and Financial Commission (EFCC) on the grounds Odili on its watch list.

Details shortly…