Wike arrests two violators of Rivers lockdown

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Wike interrogating one of the violators. Photo: Rivers State Government


RIVERS State Governor,  Nyesom Wike, on Saturday arrested two more violators of the lockdown of Port Harcourt and Obio/Akpor Local Government Areas of the state.

The arrests were ordered by the governor on the third day of the lockdown.

Speaking while monitoring the compliance level in the two LGAs, Wike explained that the suspected violators would be prosecuted by the Office of the Attorney General and tested by officials of the Rivers State Ministry of Health.

The  governor also inspected the state isolation centre,  where the mobile courts would try another set of violators arrested by the state task force and security agencies enforcing the lockdown.

Wike, however, adjudged Saturday’s compliance level as above 95 per cent.

Recall that the governor announced a 24-hour total lockdown and a dusk-to-dawn curfew on Port Harcourt and Obio/Akpor Local Government Areas as part of the state government’s  measures to check the spread of coronavirus.

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