No fewer than six (6) goats were this morning of today, Monday, April 27 arrested in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital by the Police for violating market closure and covid-19 lock down directives of the State Government.
The Police made the arrest around the Mile 3/Diobu areas of Port Harcourt in company of the Rivers State Task Force on COVID-19 enforcing the market closure directive and lock down in the area.
The arrest of the goats came less thank four days after a Police Officer, Sergeant Bitrus killed a fellow Police officer, Sergeant Lovender Elekwachi in the Eneka area of Port Harcourt on April 23 enforcing market closure directive on COVID-19.
The goats were arrested when their owners took to their heels on sighting the Police and Task Force team approaching to arrest them for violating lock down order and market closure directive.
Eyewitnesses reports that the Police took the goats into their vehicle and drove away to an unknown destination suspected to be the popular Mile 1 Police State but which could not be independently verified as at the time of this report. We will however keep monitoring and following up the development to see how the goats would write their statements on why they violated the lock down order announced by the State Governor, Barr. Nyesom Wike two weeks ago to forestall the spread of corona virus disease.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, Nnamdi Omoni could not be reached to respond to this story as at the time of filling this report.