Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Rivers Crisis: Chidi Lloyd charged with Attempted Murder

The police have filed a six-count charge of attempted murder against the Rivers State House of Assembly majority leader, Chief Chidi Lloyd.

The charges were filed at the state High Court, on Monday, though yet to be assigned to any judge for hearing.

Chief Lloyd was moved from Force Crime Investigations Department (FCID), Abuja, on Friday to Port Harcourt, Rivers State capital, in preparation for his arraignment.

Force spokesman, Frank Mba, who confirmed that the charges had been filed against the majority leader on Monday, said the police would go ahead to prove its case against him.

According to Mba, the six-count charge bordered on conspiracy, attempted murder, causing bodily harm and act intended to cause grievous harm.

Mba added that all the charges were filed under the Rivers State Criminal Code.

The Police had, on Wednesday the 10th of July, declared him wanted in connection with the July 9 fracas on the floor of the Assembly.

According to the spokesperson for the State Police Command, Mrs. Angela Agabe, Lloyd had failed to respond to police invitation, which elapsed on July 15.
However the whereabouts of the lawmaker remained shrouded in secrecy
In another development, Lloyd’s lead counsel, Mr. Beluolisa Nwofor, (SAN) has already approached  High Court in Port Harcourt, Rivers State and, the judge has ordered the police to produce the detained Leader of the state House of Assembly, Mr. Chidi Lloyd, in court today

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