Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike on Thursday effected the arrests of 14 Persons hidden in two trailers conveying cattle from Adamawa State to Port Harcourt.
The trailers were intercepted at at Rumuigbo in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area following an intelligence from well meaning Nigerians who saw they were heading to Port Harcourt.
Governor Wike ordered the prosecution of the 14 persons by the Mobile Court constituted by the administration under the Executive Order 6 signed for the declaration of the lockdown.
The State Ministry of Health were also ordered to conduct coronavirus tests on the 14 persons.
“This fight has nothing to do with individuals. The law must take its course. You are aware of what is happening and then some people want to illegally smuggle persons into the state.
“The Port Harcourt and Obio/Akpor are under lockdown and the law must be obeyed. The trailers and the cows will be auctioned tomorrow. “
“You heard them saying that they gave money to the security agencies before they were allowed to cross the border.
“The owner of the cattle in the phone interview said they have fallen short of the law,” he said.
Governor Wike added that people must be alive to eat cow, hence the lockdown to protect the lives of Rivers people.
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