The Rivers state government has announced that the manager of the hotel which was demolished by Governor Nyesom Wike for violating the lockdown order he issued, is among the 27 new cases of people who tested positive for Coronavirus in the state.
The Rivers state’s commissioner for information, Paul Nsirim recalled how some COVID-19 Taskforce members who went to enforce the Executive Order at same hotel, were allegedly “brutalized and dehumanised leading to the death of one of them.”
The statement reads;
This latest development validates the State Government’s proactive approach towards the fight against COVID-19.
Recall that Prodest Hotel was demolished two weeks ago because the owners violated Executive Order 7 which banned the operation of hotels.
The COVID-19 Taskforce members from the Local Government who went to enforce the Executive Order were brutalized and dehumanised leading to the death of one of them.
Credit — yabaleftonline.com