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Court Acquits Chidi Lloyd of Attempted Murder

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Port Harcourt – Mr Chidi Lloyd, Majority Leader of the Rivers House of

Assembly, was on Thursday discharged and acquitted by a High Court in Port

Harcourt over a charge of attempted murder.
Justice Ledan Nyordee, who delivered the judgment, said there was nothing

the court could do in the matter as the police was not willing to

prosecute the case.
Lloyd was arrested and charged with attempted murder of Mr Michael Chinda,

(PDP- Obio/Akpor 11) in the state legislature.
Lloyd was alleged to have hit Chinda on the head with a mace during a

fight between the supporters of Gov. Chibuike Ameachi and anti-Amaechi

legislators in July 2013.
NAN also recalls that the state legislative complex was closed down after

the free-for-all.
The State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice had written the

court to inform it that the police did not send the case file to his

office.
Justice Nyordee said the court was handicapped in the matter as the police

was not willing to prosecute the case and cited the relevant section of

the constitution to support the court's decision.
NAN further recalls that the matter had suffered several adjournments due

to the police “inability'' to make the case file available to the

attorney-general.
Mr Beluolisa Nwaofor (SAN), counsel to the accused person, told reporters

that “my client is free as far as this matter is concerned.

“You will recall that the attorney-general and commissioner for justice

had written the court to inform it that the police did not send the case

file to his office'', Nwaofor said. (NAN)