Social Economic Rights Accountability Project (SERAP) has told His Excellency,Nyesom Wike Governor of Rivers State,Nigeria that violation of lockdown restrictions cannot justify taking people’s property unlawfully.
Full Statement By SERAP
Following reports that Rivers State threatened to auction vehicles impounded during COVID-19 lockdown , we are asking Rivers state Governor, Nyesom Wike to stop using COVID-19 as an excuse to violate people’s rights.
The implementation of the lockdown by Rivers state authorities must be guided by the principles of legality, necessity, proportionality and precaution.
Violating lockdown restrictions cannot justify taking people’s property unlawfully or resorting to impunity.
We will hold governor Wike to hold account if the abuses are not immediately stopped.