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Police forward Rivers House Leader’s case-file to AGF’s office

By KINGSLEY OMONOBI

ABUJA — Embattled House Leader of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Hon. Chidi Llyod, Thursday, spent his third day with investigators of the Force Criminal Investigations Department in Abuja.

This came as Vanguard gathered that his case-file on the fracas that took place at the Assembly, was yesterday forwarded to the Office of the Attorney General of the Federation, Mr Mohammed Adoke, for legal advice.

Vanguard also gathered that Lloyd, who had earlier approached a court in Port Harcourt to restrain the Police from inviting and interrogating him as a result of certain privileges he was entitled to as a law maker, was convinced to report himself to the Police authorities because he will be accorded all necessary cooperation and protection from any unjust treatment.

While the Police authorities are said to be keeping to the promises made to him to accord him dignified treatment, the sensitive nature of the offence he is being investigated for, has made it impossible for him to be granted bail or let go hence, the resort to taking the matter to the Attorney General’s office for advice.

An officer who spoke to Vanguard on condition of anonymity said the DIG in charge FCID wanted to ensure that justice is seen to be done to all parties in the case especially as it involved elected members of the people.

Recall that the Police headquarters, Wednesday, issued a release disclosing that Lloyd, who reported on Tuesday, at the Force Headquarters, is being interrogated in connection with the Rivers House of Assembly crisis.

The statement signed by Force Spokesman CSP Frank Mba, said, “The House Leader of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Hon. Llyod on Tuesday reported at Force headquarters, Abuja, in response to a summon earlier issued by the Police High Command”.


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