Rivers State Government drops charges against Caverton Helicopter pilots

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The Rivers state government says it has withdrawn and discontinued the two separate charges preferred against the two pilots of Caverton Helicopters Ltd and the 10
passengers on board.

A statement issued in Port Harcourt on Tuesday by the Rivers state Commissioner for Information and Communication, Paulinous Nsirim said the presiding Chief Magistrate in charge of the case, D. D. Ihua-Maduenyi has struck out the two charges and discharged all the defendants.

Law TV had reported that the two Pilots of Caverton Helicopters alongside ten passengers on board the aircraft were arrested in April by the state task force on COVID-19 restriction of movement for the violation of the state government Executive Order on inter-state movement.

The two pilots and the ten passengers were arraigned before a Magistrate court in Port
Harcourt.

The court presided over by Justice Ihua-Maduenyi ruled that the accused persons should be quarantined for 14 days.

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