The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP has warned the Rivers State Government to desist from violating people’s rights.
This follows threats by Governor Nyesom Wike to auction vehicles impounded during COVID-19 lockdown.
SERAP in a statement on Friday said “We’re asking Governor Nyesom Wike to stop using COVID-19 as an excuse to violate people’s rights.
” We’ll hold the governor to hold account if abuses are not immediately stopped.
“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”.