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Ex-Rivers Gov, Peter Odili floors Immigration in court over passport seizure

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Justice Inyang Eden Ekwo of the Federal Excessive Court docket in Abuja has ordered the Nigerian Immigration Service, NIS, to instantly launch the worldwide passport of former Rivers State Governor, Dr Peter Odili, which was unlawfully seized from him in July this yr.

The choose held that the motion of Immigration is just not solely illegal however unlawful, unconstitutional and utra vires.

Justice Ekwo, in a judgment of the go well with filed by Odili to problem the seizure of his passport, upheld the submission that the Immigration and its Comptroller Normal lacked the constitutional powers to do what they did.

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The explanation that Odili was on the watch checklist of the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC) arrived to justify the passport seizure was rejected by the court docket on the bottom that such use of energy is just not recognized to any regulation within the nation.

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