Police arrest two pilots for flying expatriates into Rivers


By Mike Odiegwu, Port Harcourt


The police have arrested two pilots of Carveton Helicopter for flying expatriates into Rivers State in violation of the ongoing lockdown in state borders to fight the Coronavirus pandemic.

The pilots accused of illegally bringing the expatriates were reportedly arrested by the Rivers Taskforce on enforcement of directives against Coronavirus.

They were said to have been taken to the Rivers Police Command where Governor, Nyesom Wike visited them to assess the development.

The Governor was said to be worried that the identities of the expatriates were unknown and had demanded the company to 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.

Rivers Police Commissioner, Mustapha Dandaura, who confirmed the development said that the command arrested the pilot and co-pilot of Carveton Helicopters who ferried…

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