Thursday, 1 August 2013

Chidi Lloyd Returned To Police Custody

A Rivers State High Court has adjourned till the sixth of August to rule on whether the Attorney General of Rivers State can take over the prosecution of the Leader of the Rivers State House of Assembly Chidi Lloyd.

Chidi Lloyd is standing trial on a six count charge of conspiracy to murder and assault, attempted murder and malicious damage in a face-off on the floor of the Rivers State House of Assembly.

Justice Nyordee adjourned the matter after the Rivers State Commissioner for Justice Worgu Boms indicated interest to take over the prosecution of Chidi Lloyd from the police.

Rivers State Commissioner of Justice told the court that he is empowered by the constitution to take over prosecution of any criminal matter in the state.

However counsel to the Nigeria Police Chika Denwigwe in his argument said such power can only be exercised when the accused person has been arraigned to plead guilty or not in a criminal case.

Chidi Lloyd was returned to the custody of the Nigeria Police till next week Tuesday of adjournment of the case.

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