Immigration returns ex-Governor Peter Odili’s passport

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Immigration returns ex-Governor Peter Odili's passport
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Immigration returns ex-Governor Peter Odili’s passport

Subsequent to causing a N2m fine over alleged disobedience to order of court, the Legal Adviser of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), Jimoh Abdulkadir Adamu, has at long last bowed to court with the release of the passport of a former Governor of Rivers State, Dr. Peter Odili.

The passport of the former Rivers State governor, unlawfully seized by Immigration on the alleged order of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), was released to Odili in his Abuja residence.

Immigration returns ex-Governor Peter Odili's passport

A movement by the Legal Adviser affirming the release of the document directly and personally to Odili has recently been located by INFOXCLUSIVE at the Federal High Court in Abuja.

However, Adamu was expected to show up in court earlier on Monday over allegations of “proficient wrongdoing” brought against him by the former governor.

Justice Iyang Eden Ekwo of the Federal High Court, Abuja, gathered the senior lawyer to show up before him to safeguard his part in the refusal of his office to follow order of his court to release the passport.

At the time of filing this report, the movement and sworn statement of consistency, affirming the release of the passport had been served on Odili’s lawyer, Chief Ifedayo Adedipe, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria.

INFOXCLUSIVE, likewise noticed that in spite of the court order that the passport be kept with the Registrar of the Federal High Court, the Immigration Service took the document to Odili and delivered it to him in person.

A document signed by Odili specifically recognising receipt of the passport was likewise located by our correspondent.