Rivers state Govt withdraws charges against Caverton pilots

Rivers state government has withdrawn its charges against Caverton pilots and 10  passengers on board, who were arrested  for flouting the Executive lockdown order by Governor Nyesom Wike in the state.

 

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The Rivers state Government made a formal withdrawal of the charges on Tuesday May 19.  Paulinus Nsirim, the state’s Commissioner for Information and Communications said in a statement;

 

“The Rivers State government has withdrawn and discontinued the two separate charges (PMC/532C/2020 and PMC/533C/2020) preferred against the two pilots of Caverton Helicopters Ltd and the 10 passengers on board before the Port Harcourt Chief Magistrates’ Court.

“Consequently, the presiding Chief Magistrate, D. D. Ihua-Maduenyi Esq; has struck out the two charges and discharged all the defendants.”

 

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