Good Hope: Governor Wike Softens Up, Releases 22 Exon Mobil Staff.


Governor Wike of Rivers State has been in the news lately for all the wrong and maybe a sprinkle of good reasons. In the last 72 hours his name has been on the lips and thoughts of many, most especially the good people of Rivers State which he governs.

This is largely due to the recent demolition of a hotel in Port Harcourt which he, Governor Wike supervised personally for flouting the lockdown rules he imposed on the state, a situation which has been highly condemned by both influential and non-influential citizens.

However, in what seem to be a light of good hope, the Governor has ordered for the release of 22 Exon Mobil staff arrested on April 16 for alleged violation of the State Executive Order restricting movement across her borders in the fight against Corona Virus.

Rivers State Attorney-General and Commissioner of Justice, Professor Zaccheus Adangor who announced their unconditional release Sunday morning also said the state would no longer press charges against the oil workers.

A statement from Simeon Nwakaudu, Special Assistant to Rivers State Governor, Electronic Media, quoted the Attorney General as saying, “They were released following interventions by well-meaning Nigerians”

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