Wike To Auctioned All Vehicles Impounded Violating Lockdown
Rivers State Governor , Nyesom Wike , has stated that all the violators of the lockdown in the state will face the wrath of the law and as well said that all the vehicles impounded would be auctioned.
Speaking in Port Harcourt on Thursday after monitoring the compliance level of the lockdown in the state , the governor said , “ It is unfortunate to see the level of sabotage that we get from the people and the police has not been up and doing in ensuring the lockdown is not sabotaged.
The governor then said those arrested for violating the lockdown would be prosecuted by the state government .
He said , “ All these violators must be prosecuted at the mobile court set for this purpose . What we are doing is not for any particular individual , it is for the interest of the state .
Wike added that the impounded vehicles would be auctioned. “ The defaulters will be tried by mobile courts and I have told the attorney general , all the impounded vehicles must be auctioned . By tomorrow , the honourable attorney – general would have advertised those vehicles and we will auction them.
“ Some people don ’ t believe that coronavirus is in existence . Until you make them understand that we are serious , they will not believe it. We will auction the impounded vehicles . Those arrested will face the wrath of the law . Nobody is above the law . We will not allow anyone to sabotage our efforts to protect our people , ” he concluded .