Pilots arrested for flying expatriates into Rivers State


Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, on Tuesday 7th of April, 2020 led some security operatives to the operational base of Caverton Helicopters in Port Harcourt, to effect some arrests over the violation of movement restriction put in place to curb the spread of Coronavirus.

The governor demanded for the Caverton’s pilots to be interrogated on why they flew expatriates into the state and ordered the company to produce all passengers they brought into the state.

Pilots arrested

The Governor was said to express fear over the fact that the identities of the expatriates were unknown and demanded that the company fish them out to verify their medical status.

Wike had signed an executive order closing all land, air and sea borders as part of his numerous measures to contain the spread of the pandemic.



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