Rivers places N5m reward for arrest of PDP youth leader

Rivers places N5m reward for arrest of PDP youth leader

- Princewill Osaroejiji, a youth leader of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers state is in trouble

- The state government is promising N5 million to anyone who can assist to get him arrested

- The government says his arrest has to do with issues of his alleged involvement in criminal activities

Princewill Osaroejiji, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) youth leader in Eleme local government area of Rivers state, has been declared wanted.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the declaration was made in a statement issued in Port Harcourt by Paulinus Nsirim, the state's commissioner for information and communications.

According to the statement, Osaroejiji was declared wanted by the state government over his alleged involvement in criminal activities.

The statement said the state government promised that N5 million would be given to anyone who provided reliable information that would lead to Osaroejiji’s arrest.

The report also quoted the state government as saying that two hotels: Prudent Hotel at Alode, Eleme and Etemeteh Hotel in Onne, would be demolished for allegedly flouting government’s directive on the closure of hotels.

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Legit.ng had reported that Governor Nyesom Wike recently charged the Rivers state COVID-19 task force to identify hotels still operating during the lockdown for the state government to demolish them.

Inaugurating the task force at the Government House, Port Harcourt on Thursday, May 7, Governor Wike also charged them to identify erring beer parlours.

It was also reported how Wike, on Thursday, May 7, declared that vehicles seized for violating the lockdown order will be auctioned.

According to Channels TV, Wike disclosed this in an interview after going round to check the level of compliance with the lockdown in the state.

The governor oversaw the arrest of several people who violated the order and the impounding of their cars.

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Meanwhile Governor Wike has accused the federal government of mapping the state out of its support blueprint for other states in combating the novel coronavirus.

Wike made the allegation on Thursday, April 30, while receiving the new commissioner of police in Rivers, Joseph Mukan, who replaced Mustapha Dandaura.

According to the governor, the federal government is prioritising on some states including Kano, Lagos and Ogun in its supportive efforts towards ending the coronavirus crisis.

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