Rivers State Government on Sunday morning released the 22 Staff of Exxon Mobil arrested for violating the State Executive Order restricting movement in the State.

Attorney-General and Commissioner of Justice, Rivers State, Professor Zaccheus Adangor, who disclosed this to The Nation, said they were released without charges by the State government on Sunday morning.

It would be recalled that the 22 staff were arrested for entering the state in violation of the border closure ordered by Governor Nyesom Wike, on Thursday, 16 April.

The Governor, in a statement, on Friday had vowed that the 22 staff of the American oil firm would be prosecuted as was down to two pilots and 10 passengers flown into the state by Caverton Helicopters

However, the Attorney-General said the State Government will no longer press charges against them, following interventions by well-meaning Nigerians.

Professor Adangor noted that he monitor the release of the 22 Exxon Mobil at the State Isolation Centre at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium in Port Harcourt.

He stated the Rivers State Government remains committed to implementing the Executive Order issued to check the spread of coronavirus.

The order stipulates that health authorities ascertain the coronavirus status of those entering the State.

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