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Immigration seizes passport of Nigerian lawyer who helped secure release of detained #EndSARS protesters



A US-based Nigerian lawyer known as Moe Odele has reportedly been prevented from traveling out of Nigeria by immigration officials as she got her passport seized at the airport.

Moe, popularly known as @Mochievous on micro-blogging platform, Twitter, was a pivotal part of the #EndSARS protests which rocked the nation over two weeks ago.

Using her expertise and contacts at her disposal, the international attorney helped secure the release of protesters who were arrested and detained in police stations during the protest.

She was hailed by many for her immense contribution to the movement which lasted for a two-week period.

However, as at Monday night of November 2nd, friends close to her took to social media to reveal that she has been prevented from flying out of the country and her passport had been seized.

@Mochievous who had been in Nigeria since before the protests began, was meant to travel to Maldives for her birthday celebration but was unfortunately stopped at the airport.

She also reportedly posted a newsletter which read that a security agency (unnamed) which is investigating her, requested her to visit its office.


Nigerians are using hashtags #FreeMoeSexy and #FreeMoeDollars, to call for the release of her passport, adding that she be allowed to travel because she did nothing wrong other than join the fight against police brutality.

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