COVID-19: Wike Orders Arrest Of Two Pilots For Operating In Rivers Despite Border Closure

COVID-19: Wike Orders Arrest Of Two Pilots For Operating In Rivers Despite Border Closure

4/8/2020 12:48:00 AM

COVID-19: Wike Orders Arrest Of Two Pilots For Operating In Rivers Despite Border Closure

COVID-19: Wike Orders Arrest Of Two Pilots For Operating In Rivers Despite Border Closure

Updated April 7, 2020 The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has ordered the arrest of two helicopter pilots for allegedly violating the Executive Order issued by the state government to curb the spread of coronavirus in the state.They have also been remanded in prison by a Port Harcourt Magistrate Court, even as the governor declared that he is willing to set aside his immunity to testify against anyone who violates the state’s border closure regulations.

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He said this at the office of the state Commissioner of Police in Rivers, Mustapha Dandaura, in Port Harcourt, on Tuesday, following the arrest of the pilots whom he (Wike) said had illegally transported expatriates to the state.According to the Flight Crew Association of Nigeria, the pilots were operating essential oil and gas services, as approved by the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA)’s notice to airmen.

Reacting to the incident, the helicopter company said its client, as well as, itself had the approval/ exemption to fly and continue operations in the oil and gas industry.In a press statement, the company said it was informed that Governor Wike was coming to address the operators in Port Harcourt and they waited.

“But on arriving, the governor directed two of our pilots to be taken to CID where they were told to write statements and will be remanded till the 19th of May,” the company said.They, therefore, appealed to the Federal Government to ask the Rivers State Government to release their pilots who according to them, have violated no law and were unduly punished.

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Why the pilot and not the airline company? Air pilots are essential workers and have to respond to call in times of need. They airline company ought to be checked and not the pilots. NyesomWlKE this is a wrong and fould move arresting pilots and not airline checked. Good work Mr. Governor. The number of helicopters hovering over PH metropolis is unprecedented. Who are they carrying and where to? There are unconfirmed reports of COVID19 expatriates here in Rivers State. We are watching.

He will release them, they fly oil workers to the field. Looks like he doesn't know that they are exempted from the lockdown. He is threatening his state federal allocation mainly coming from oil production. Am still saying my own side here ba? Cc ugotwitts Wike for president. This is the kind of man Nigerians need.

WHERE'S InibeheEffiong? Constitutional Lawyer. Please, come and show us your expatriate, like you normally do when it CONCERNS OfficialAPCNg States and NigeriaGov! WHERE are DrCOmole ChifeDr NnamdiChife? OYA, food is ready!!! Come and sew your THREADS. WE ARE WAITING Wike is a tyrant 😂😂😂 That's my man, no nonsense, no bullshit Governor.

Serious Man The security agencies collecting 500 to allow passage at the land borders what about that? Justsaying Hope the passengers on the manifest were taken into custody too sha... For 14 day quarantine at least! Every governor should protect his citizens because the federal government has sold Nigeria to China.

follow ill follow back All i hear is arrests of citizens by the Nigerian government. While other countries around the world are busy making their citizens comfortable at this trying times..So sad Osheyyyyyy governor Nice one, nobody is above the law. Governor wike, you are doing well. this is how a governor that loves his people should act.

Caverton company are exempted from border closures,,,so why can't you people obey the rules to check those passengers before bringing them to PH...I believe you people also brought that second Covid-19 patient How did they get the clearance to land? nice moves Good move Those pilots acted on superior orders, they no the truth but would always like to shine with the powerless, naija with our dramas

Look at this fools, what if their hands which of the borders land or air I don't think it's the pilot that should be arrested, those pilots acted by an order given to them by their superior Action broda Funke Akindele arrest has set a blue print ... Action Governor

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