By EFUFE YAFUGBORHI, Port Harcourt
A High Court in Port Harcourt Friday ordered the release of the International Passport of Chidi Lloyd, Majority Leader of the Rivers State House of Assembly (RVHA) who is facing trial over alleged criminal role on July 9th fracas in the House.
Chidi Lloyd has had his passport seized by another Port Harcourt High Court since last month as part of conditions for releasing him on bail in his continuing trial following his alleged mace attack against fellow lawmaker, Michael Chinda.
Justice Sobere Biambo who presided over yesterday’s court sitting ordered that Lloyd’s passport be released to him for six weeks following an application by his lawyer, Beluolisa Nwofor.
Nwofor told the Court that the embattled Rivers Assembly Majority Leader needs his International Passport to enable him go Overseas for quality medical treatment following alleged injuries he sustained during the mayhem at the Assembly.
Lloyd is expected to return his released passport to the court on or before the 28th of October 2013 according to Justice Biambo.