|Chief Chidi Lloyd Under Tight Security|
The Ecomomic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) stormed Rivers State yesterday to commence investigation into undiclosed financial crime Chief Chidi Lloyd may have committed in office.
However,a top political officer in Gov Amechi government expressed worry that the EFCC investigation was ochestrated by top political big wig in Abuja to frustrate state Attorney General (AG) from handling the matter in court. Of course, the state AG is appointive of the state Governor Amechi
'The government is trying to change the charge from attempted murder, which is under the state purview to fraud-related issues so as to use the EFCC to prosecute Lloyd in order to please some interested persons in Abuja.
“We fear that some desperate persons might have planted something in Lloyd’s house in order to use it against him and Governor Amaechi,” the source alleged.
But the EFCC said yesterday that its operatives were in Port Harcourt to probe Lloyd over an undisclosed ‘investigative matter’, adding that it was not under the instruction of anyone or institution to do its work.
Spokesman for the EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed the presence of the agency’s operatives in Port Harcourt with a view to probe Lloyd but did not say over which matter he was being investigated.
“Our operatives are actually in Rivers State over an ongoing investigation that involves Lloyd and others in a number of South-South states,” Uwujaren said.
Let us wait and see how each scene plays out in the Rivers Crises Episode