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Northern Community In Rivers Drags Wike To Court Over Seized Cows, Trucks

The northern community in Rivers State has sued Governor Nyesom Wike to the tune of N100 million for seizing cows and trucks headed to the state from Adamawa State.

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The Federal High Court Harcourt presided over by Justice E.O. Obile, has fixed June 1, 2020  to hear the substantive suit.

Obile said the Court fixed the date to allow the Plaintiff to put Wike and the state government on notice over the case.

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Counsel for the arrested Northerners, Eze Kpaniku, claimed that Wike erred in arresting the Northerners, adding that they had waivers from the Federal Government for interstate movements to distribute agricultural products.

Kpaniku also lamented that both his clients and their cows have been arrested and are being kept at an isolation centre without food and medication for days.

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Musa Saidu, leader of the community, demanded the release of the arrested person. He lamented that his people have been the worst hit since the lockdown was imposed on the state.

Wike had impounded two trailers loaded with cows and heading for Port Harcourt, the state capital. Fourteen persons were also arrested in the trailers.

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The governor has said the trailers and cows would be auctioned.

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