Rivers State Government Arrests 22 Traders On Illegal Inter-State Movement


To guarantee the security of Rivers individuals, the Rivers State Government on Thursday captured 22 dealers entering the state from Anambra and neighboring Abia State.

The merchants who were captured in three unique sets told correspondents that they live in Anambra and Abia States, yet for the most part, work together in Rivers State.

They guaranteed that they didn’t know that the lockdown was intense in Rivers State in light of the fact that in their particular states, brokers are permitted to move around.

One of the brokers, Mrs Uju Nnamdi noticed that she was going to the state to sell her products. She said however she knows about the lockdown of the state, she didn’t know that her exchanging would jeopardize the state.

The truck used to pass on the brokers.

The driver of the truck, Mr Chijioke John said he was making a trip to Onne from Onitsha, however picked the ladies at Ihiala in Anambra State.

He said the ladies begged him to support them and he showed compassion for them since they were remaining out and about.

The female brokers were passed on in a holder to disguise their development into the state. The driver said he opened one of the compartment entryways for the merchants to get ventilation

Waterways State Health Commissioner, Professor Chike Princewill said that the 22 brokers will be screened to learn their coronavirus status.

He said that the screening is imperative to guarantee that they don’t contaminate the state. He said that his Ministry has positioned clinical work force to complete this duty.

He said after the screening, the brokers will be attempted in accordance with the surviving laws set up to ensure Rivers individuals.

Educator Chike Princewill said it is humiliating that a transporter would pass on people in a compartment, just to beat the law.

The blamed people were later attempted in an officer court doled out for that reason by the Chief Judge of Rivers State.