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Nigerian Security Operatives Stop Sanusi Lamido From Traveling, Int’l Passport Seized



The International passport of Nigeria’s former Central Bank of Governor’s was again seized at the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport as he was about to board a Turkish airline en-route France.

The former CBN governor, Lamido Sanusi Lamido arrived at the VIP lounge of the airport accompanied by his family members  was seized on submission of his passport to the Immigration personnel.

After waiting for several hours, he then realized that the operatives of the State Security Service (SSS) were not willing to hand him the documents.

The former CBN Governor said he was at the airport to board a Turkish airline to France for a two-week course, before proceeding to Saudi Arabia for the lesser Hajj.

“The court has ordered the federal government to return my passport and basically guarantee my fundamental human rights and the government is yet to return my passport that they seized,” he said.

“We have shown them the court order and government seems not ready to obey the court order,” he said, adding that he could not force himself into boarding the plane, while describing the government’s action as a continuous harassment on his fundamental human right.

Sanusi described the action as shameful since he has not been charged with any crime and has not been indicted of any offence and vowed to return to the court to seek justice.

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