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Breaking: Caverton Helicopters pilots will soon be released: FG

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The two pilots of Caverton Helicopters being held in Port Harcourt will be released soon and will not be prosecuted or convicted.

Aviation Minister Hadi Sirika, himself a pilot said this in Abuja today.

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He said the Federal Police that arrested the pilots acted ignorantly.

Sirika spoke as a member of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.

He said the pilots were on a national assignment.

He said the issue should not be over-flogged.

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers ordered the arrest of the pilots, saying they breached the coronavirus lockdown rules of the state.

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He dragged them to a magistrate court, which ordered the remand of the pilots in prison.

It was later learnt that the magistrate varied the order that the pilots be held in a house in the Port Harcourt GRA.

But Wike escalated the action he took, by ordering the closure of the Port Harcourt office of Caverton.

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