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BREAKING: Court orders Immigration to release ex-Governor’s International Passport

Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court, Abuja, has ordered the Nigerian Immigration Services [NIS] to immediately release the International Passport of former Governor of Rivers State, Dr Peter Odili, to him.

The court gave the order in a judgement following a fundamental rights enforcement suit dated August 25, and filed on the 26, instituted by Odili, challenging the seizure of his international traveling documents by Immigration officials.

The former governor had claimed before the court that his international passport with numbers B50031305 was seized from him on June 20, 2021 by operatives of the Immigration Service and had since been withheld.

A medical doctor by profession, Odili served as Rivers state deputy governor between 1992 and 1993, and later held office as substantive governor between 1999 and 2007.


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