The Rivers State government Sunday afternoon pulled down Prodest Hotel, Eleme, and Etemeteh Hotel, Onne, for allegedly violating the lockdown directives.
Nyesom Wike, the governor, had imposed a lockdown and directed all hotels in the state to suspend services immediately as parts of measures to check the spread of COVID-19.
Governor Wike addressing the Press at the site of demolition.
The governor had warned residents that failure to comply with the order would attract stiff penalties.
On Sunday afternoon, Wike was said to have personally supervised the demolition of the hotel in Eleme while other government officials headed to Onne. See attached photographs.
Wike has been actively involved in the enforcement of the lockdown order.
A few days back, he directed security operatives to transfer some persons to isolation centers in the state. They were found on the streets when they were not on essential duty.
He also ordered the seizure of some trucks which defied the lockdown directive by conveying livestock into the state.
The governor asked that the trucks and the cattle seized be auctioned.
Meanwhile the State Government placed a ransom of N5m on the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Youth Leader, Mr. Princewill Osaroejiji who is allegedly wanted for various criminal offences.