The Leader of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Hon. (Barr) Chidi Lloyd had earlier in the week reported to the Force Headquarters, Abuja and had what the Force Headquarters described as 'meaningful interactions' for four days.
"Since his arrival Port Harcourt...., the Rivers State Police Commissioner, Joseph Mbu has assaulted and tortured him like a criminal. They have been moving him from one station to another since he reported to CP Mbu's office on arrival from Abuja". As his Lawyer Barr. Bello Olisa Nwofor stated 'the continued blindfolding and detention of Hon. chidi Lloyd by the Police is emphatically dangerous to his health and life".
"We have also heard from the lawyer who accompanied Lloyd from force headquarters to Port Harcourt, Barr. Emenike Ebete, that over 500 anti -riot Policemen escorted Chidi Lloyd from the Airport to CP's office and transported in a ' Black Maria' as authorities would move criminals."
As a House we are indeed saddened to note that The Leader of the Rivers State House of Assembly was blindfolded, tear gassed and handcuffed. As victims of this scripted and staged crisis from Abuja with a Junior Minister playing a major role and the Police Commissioner Rivers State as Key actor.