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UPDATE: Rivers State Govt Drops Charges Against Caverton Helicopter And Its Pilots

Posted by Amarachi on Tue 19th May, 2020 - tori.ng

The Rivers state govt has withdrawn and discontinued the charges levelled against Caverton helicopter and its pilots for flouting the lockdown order in the state.

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Rivers State Govt  Drop Charges Against Caverton Helicopter And Its Pilots


The Rivers state government has withdrawn its charges against Caverton helicopters and two of its pilots who were arrested weeks ago for violating the Executive Order issued by Governor Nyesom Wike on movement in the state.

 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 "The Rivers State government has withdrawn and discontinued the two separate charges (PMC/532C/2020 and PMC/533C/2020) preferred against the two pilots of Caverton Helicopters Ltd and the 10 passengers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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