Following what was described as a confused atmosphere at a Rivers State High Court when the Majority Leader of the State House of Assembly, Hon. Chidi Llyod was arraigned Wednesday, by the Police, authorities have said that Mr. Lloyd will remain in detention until August 6th.
The decision to take back the house leader stems from the fact that since the presiding Judge in the case of attempted murder and five other counts preferred against Llyod was stopped from hearing the case by the State’s Attorney General, the status-quo will remain the same.
“The case of attempted murder and other counts preferred against Mr. Lloyd are criminal in nature and since there was no hearing as a result of the AG’s intervention, the Police have no alternative than to take back the suspect to detention until August 6 that it was adjourned to”.
It was further gathered that the Police team of lawyers prosecuting the house leader is led by a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr. Den Nwigwe.
When contacted, if Chief Lloyd will remain in police custody as a result of the deadlock, Force Spokesman, CSP Frank Mba said the status-quo will be maintained until date of adjournment.