Immigration Denies Mosopefoluwa Odeseye Passport Renewal Over #EndSARS Protest

Immigration Denies Mosopefoluwa Odeseye Passport Renewal Over #EndSARS Protest
Immigration Denies Mosopefoluwa Odeseye Passport Renewal Over #EndSARS Protest


The federal on Wednesday continued its clampdown on #EndSARS protesters by refusing to issue a passport to a caterer who provided food to protesters and helped in sourcing funds for a wounded protester.

The caterer, Mosopefoluwa Odeseye, whose account had been frozen by the financial institution of Nigeria in October, was denied a passport by the Nigeria Immigration Service on Wednesday.

Odessey said during a tweet that she had gone to renew her passport at the Alausa Passport Office, Lagos, but was informed that she had been blacklisted and was asked to proceed to Abuja.

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She tweeted,

First, it had been a financial institution locking up all my bank accounts, now it’s Nigerian immigration not issuing my passport at Alausa! To what end, Nigeria? To what end? I applied for a re-issue at Alausa, captured some days ago, and asked to return to select today then I’m told that I even have been blacklisted?

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Attempts to talk with the spokesman for the NIS, Mr. Sunday James, proved abortive as he didn’t answer a call.

However, a top immigration officer, who confirmed the event, said they were acting supported orders from above.

β€œWe have asked her to ascertain the Assistant Comptroller General responsible for passports at the top office in Abuja. We are only working on instruction,” she said.
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The CBN had in October asked banks to freeze accounts of some persons involved in controlling #EndSARS funds.

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The bank had told a Federal supreme court that they’re under investigation for terrorism, an allegation they need all denied.

The #EndSARS protests which rocked the state in October was later hijacked by hoodlums resulting in deaths and destruction of properties.

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