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Rivers Police Declare Assembly Leader Wanted For Attempted Murder

The Police Command in Rivers State on Wednesday declared Majority Leader of the Rivers State House of Assembly Hon. Chidi Lloyd, wanted for his involvement in last week’s chaos in the state legislature, which sprung from a clash between the pro Amaechi and anti-Amaechi groups.

In a statement in Port Harcourt, the police, said Lloyd was being wanted for attempted murder of a colleague, Hon. Michael Chinda, who represents Obio/Akpor constituency II. The majority leader, in a video clip that went viral on the internet last week, was shown as he was hitting Chinda with the fake mace brought into the chambers by the five anti-Amaechi lawmakers to impeach the Speaker, Hon. Otelemaba Amachree.

Mr. Mohammed Abubakar, the Inspector General of Police (IG), has also summoned Lloyd along with the Aide de Camp (ADC) and the Chief Security Officer (CSO) to the governor, Debeware Semeikumo, an acting Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), and Tony Iwelu respectively, to explain their roles in the brawl that took place in the state assembly.

The police explained that the lawmaker was being investigated for allegedly beating Chinda with the ‘imported’ mace used in the attempt to remove the speaker last week.

It stated that the invitation to Lloyd expired on Tuesday, adding that the last time he was seen was on the day of the fracas in the assembly and all efforts to trace him since then had proved abortive.

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