Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has ordered the auction of vehicles that have been impounded for disobeying the lockdown order.
He said this on Thursday in an interview after he went round to monitor the level of compliance with the lockdown.
“The defaulters will be tried by the Mobile Courts and I have told the Attorney General, all the impounded vehicles must be auctioned. By tomorrow, the Honourable Attorney General would have advertised those vehicles and we will auction them,” he said.
“Some people don’t believe that Coronavirus is in existence. Until you make them understand that we are serious, they will not believe it. We will auction the impounded vehicles.
“Those arrested will face the wrath of the law. Nobody is above the law. We will not allow anyone to sabotage our efforts to protect our people.”
Wike however, allowed a pregnant woman who violated the lockdown order, to go on compassionate grounds.