LOCKDOWN: Wike makes U-turn, releases 22 ExxonMobil staff

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The Rivers State Government has released the 22 Staff of Exxon Mobil arrested for violating the State Executive Order restricting movement in the state.

The 22 Staff of Exxon Mobil were released from the State Isolation Centre at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium in Port Harcourt on Sunday morning according to Attorney-General and Commissioner of Justice, Rivers State, Professor Zaccheus Adangor.

However, Professor Zaccheus Adangor, noted that they were released without charges.

The 22 staff were arrested for entering the state on Thursday, 16 April.

Their actions violated the border closure ordered by Governor Nyesom Wike.

The Governor, in a statement, on Friday vowed that the 22 staff of the American oil firm would be prosecuted.

However, the Attorney-General said the State Government will no longer press charges against them.

He said the decision followed the interventions of well-meaning Nigerians.

The Attorney-general, however, noted that Rivers State remains committed to implementing the Executive Order issued to check the spread of coronavirus.

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