Modupe Odele, a member of the Feminist Coalition, says the Nigerian Immigration Service stopped her from travelling overseas.
The Feminist Coalition is the promoter of the #EndSARS protest and it raised about N147 million for the trigger.
Odele, a lawyer who was actively concerned within the marketing campaign, provided authorized assist to individuals who had been arrested in the course of the demonstrations.
In a publication on Monday, Odele narrated how she was stopped on the airport whereas on her solution to the Maldives to have a good time her birthday.
She mentioned the officer who accosted her mentioned the motion was ordered “from above”, and that she noticed a “wished poster” of herself on the officer’s laptop.
The lawyer mentioned she was detained and her passport seized.
“For my birthday, I had deliberate a visit to the Maldives. It was actually for a break because the occasions of the final three weeks have exhausted my thoughts and physique in a method I’ve by no means been exhausted in my life,” she mentioned.
“I went to the airport, handed via immigration, and whereas I used to be placing my baggage via the physique and baggage scanner, the immigration officer who had beforehand cleared me, referred to as me again. He informed me he had orders from above to detain me.
“Okay, at this level I’m like excuse me, my flight is in an hour. On what grounds are you detaining me?” He didn’t reply. As a substitute, he goes to his laptop the place he typed in my title and one thing that seemed like a ‘wished poster’ popped up on the portal.
“He blocked my view so I couldn’t see most of it however I noticed a few of it. And it learn one thing like – ‘This particular person is underneath investigation by XYZ Intelligence Company. If seen, they need to be apprehended on sight.
“They held me for somewhat over an hour, seized my passport and I missed my flight. My passport continues to be seized up till this very second and I’ve nonetheless not been made conscious of what I’m underneath investigation for.”
In a Twitter submit on Tuesday, Odele mentioned she is secure and that she has been invited again together with her legal professionals.
“Hi there everybody. Thanks a lot. I’m wonderful and I’m secure. We haven’t confirmed but why I used to be stopped on Sunday or by whom. However I’ve been invited again in with my legal professionals at the moment. I’ll replace when I’ve extra info however please don’t unfold false information. That’s harmful,” she tweeted.
Hi there everybody. Thanks a lot. I’m wonderful and I’m secure. We haven’t confirmed but why I used to be stopped on Sunday or by whom. However I’ve been invited again in with my legal professionals at the moment. I’ll replace when I’ve extra info however please don’t unfold false information. That’s harmful 🙏🏽
— Moe (@Mochievous) November 3, 2020
Efforts to achieve spokespersons of the NIS and the Division of State Companies (DSS) proved abortive as calls weren’t responded to, and a textual content despatched to Peter Afunanya, DSS spokesman, was not replied to.