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Lockdown: SERAP Berates Wike Over Illegal Demolition



The Socio-Economic Right and Accountability Project (SERAP) has announced that it will take legal actions against Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, over the demolition of two hotels on Sunday.

The group made this known via its official Twitter account on Sunday.

The governor had earlier supervised the demolition of two hotels in Eleme and Onne for violating the Executive Order 6 of the state government, which placed a ban on the operations of hotels amid the lockdown as a means of reducing the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

SERAP accused the governor of using COVID-19 to perpetrate human right violation.

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It tweeted: “We condemn the reported demolition of Prodest Hotel by Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike. Using COVID-19 to perpetrate human rights violations is executive rascality and Mr Wike must stop this now.

“We’re taking legal action to hold him and his government to account for the illegal actions.

“The demolition of Prodest Hotel is forced evictions and in violation of article 11 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and other human rights treaties to which Nigeria is a state party.”

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