A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, has ordered the Nigerian Immigration Service to immediately release the international passport of a former governor of Rivers State, Dr Peter Odili, to him.

Justice Inyang Ekwo gave the order in a judgment on a fundamental rights enforcement suit instituted by Dr. Odili, challenging the seizure of his international traveling documents by Immigration officials.

The former governor claimed before the court that his international passport with number B50031305 was seized on the 20th of June, this year, by operatives of Immigration Service.

Dr. Odili served as governor of Rivers state between 1999 and 2007.

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