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Court orders immediate release of Odili’s passport

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A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the Nigeria Immigration Service and its Comptroller General, Idris Isah Jere, to release the impounded international passport of a former governor of Rivers State, Peter Odili, within five days.
Justice Inyang Ekwo handed out the order as a condition for the hearing of an application, filed by the NIS and its Comptroller General, for a stay of the court’s October 18, 2021 judgment.
Recall that Lawyer to the NIS and its Comptroller General, Ibrahim Etsu had told the court that his clients have filed an application seeking an order staying the execution of the judgment pending the determination of their appeal.

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