Chief Magistrate grants bail to Caverton pilots

Rivers State

Chief Magistrate D.D. Ihua-Maduenyi of a Magistrate Court in Port Harcourt, has today, granted bail to two pilots with the Caverton Helicopters.

The two pilots and 10 other passengers were arrested for disobeying the lockdown order by the state government.

After hearing the bail application by their counsel, the Magistrate granted bail to the pilots and 10 other passengers. The bail application, which states that both pilots must present a surety who is a management staff of the company, was witnessed by the Attorney General of the State, Prof. Zaccheus Adangor.

The surety, who will sign a bail bond of N1million each for the two pilots, must ensure that the two pilots attend trial, and must own a landed property in Port Harcourt, the Court ruled.

Attorney-General of Rivers State, Professor Zaccheus Adangor who prayed the court to give conditions that would compel the pilots show-up for their trial, did not oppose the bail.

The Magistrate adjourned the matter to May 19, 2020 for trial.

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