COVID-19: Court remands Pilot Buhari, Ugorji for violation of Rivers border closure

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COVID-19: Court remands Pilot Buhari, Ugorji for violation of Rivers border closurett

As new P’Harcourt Isolation Centre expects 10 ventilators

By Egufe Yafugborhi

TWO pilots, Samuel Ugorji and Samuel Buhari were Tuesday remanded to prison by a Port Harcourt Magistrate Court for alleged violation of Governor Nyesom Wike’s Executive Order on the closure of Rivers State borders to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Presiding Chief Magistrate D.D. Ihua-Maduenyi who remanded both pilots to the Port Harcourt Correctional Centre till May 19, 2020, for the commencement of trial also ordered that COVID-19 tests be carried out on the duo to ascertain their status.

The arraignment of the accused, employees of Carveton Helicopters followed Governor Wike’s storming of the firm’s operations at the Nigeria Air Force Base, Port Harcourt, resulting in their arrest by the State Police Command who took them to court on Charge No: PMC/532C/2020.

Prosecution Counsel, SP Gladys Amadi told the court to remind both accused pending conclusion of investigations, arguing that…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper