The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has said the passport of Modupe Odele, one of the #EndSARS promoter, was not seized as a result of the protest against police brutality.
Odele, a legal practitioner and member of the Feminist Coalition, had narrated how NIS officials stopped her on her way to Maldives and prevented her from travelling out of the country
The Feminist Coalition, which is the promoter of the #EndSARS protest, raised about N147 million for the cause.
The lawyer, who was actively involved in the campaign, offered free legal aid to persons who were arrested during the protest.
Speaking on Thursday, NIS spokesman, Sunday James said the passport was seized as part of a routine border assignment.
He said whenever a restriction is placed on any individual, the immigration service is responsible for its enforcement.
James added that the action is unconnected to the #EndSARS protest.
“As an enforcement agency in charge of border management, if there is an order restricting anybody from entry into the country, we enforce it without any prejudice. This doesn’t have anything to do with EndSARS protest or an individual, it is a routine assignment.
The federal government has been accused of generating a no fly list of #EndSARS promoters, but it has since denied the claim.