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 than four days after a Police Officer, Sergeant Bitrus Osaiah 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 told our correspondent that the Police took the goats into their vehicle and drove away to an unknown destination suspected to be the popular Mile 1 Police Station but which could not be independently verified as at the time of this report.
According to Fyneface Dumnamene,who monitored the scenario says ‘’We will 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 verify where the goats have been taken as such could not confirm the incident as at the time of filling this report.