Wike Declares 19 People Wanted For Operating Illegal Refineries In Rivers State.
Governor Nyesom Wike has issued a warrant for 19 people accused of running illicit refineries in Rivers. Wike promised to expose other illegal refiners’ accomplices in a state-wide broadcast.
The Rivers State Governor also ordered the Rivers State Head of Service to investigate and perhaps recommend the prosecution of a Director in the Rivers State Civil Service for assisting the operation of illicit refineries in the state.
Wike also directed that individuals apprehended for unlawful trading and violating the motorbike ban in Obio/Akpor and Port Harcourt, Rivers State’s two metropolitan Local Government Areas, be prosecuted immediately.
He reiterated the restriction on motorcycles in Obio/Akpor and Port Harcourt, as well as the prohibition on traders using improvised structures and umbrellas in G.R.A phases one and two.