Attempted Murder: Rivers Govt Files Fresh Charges against Chidi Lloyd 


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Lloyd to take his plea on Thursday 
Former Majority Leader of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Mr. Chidi Lloyd, will on Thursday take his plea on  fresh charges on murder and attempted murder preferred against him by the Rivers State Government.
On Wednesday, a High Court sitting in Port Harcourt dismissed an application filed by Lloyd for lack of merit.
The accused person Chidi Lloyd  is facing  fresh charge No:  PH/691CAP/ 2018;  State against Chidi Lloyd on Murder, charge No:  PH/692CAP/2018,  State against Chidi Lloyd on attempted murder,  charge No: PH/693CR/ 2018; State against  Chidi Lloyd on  injury and destruction of public property.
The embattled former majority leader  filed an application challenging  the jurisdiction of the  court to  try him of fresh criminal charges.
Delivering his ruling on the application,  trial Judge, Hon. Justice Chiwendu Nwogu, dismissed the application for lack of merit, saying that the court has the jurisdiction to try the accused person.
The trial judge  adjourned the substantive matter to Thursday  December 6, 2018 for the accused person Chidi Lloyd to take his plea before the  court.
After the ruling, counsel to the State Government, Damilare George Adeyemi explained that the former majority  leader of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Chidi Lloyd will be  be prosecuted  on a fresh   charges under the  Criminal  Laws of Rivers State  and not under the legislative act.
It will be recalled that former majority leader of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Mr Chidi Lloyd almost murdered fellow lawmaker, Michael Chinda, through the use of a mace. The former majority leader severely injured his former colleague, spilling  his blood on the floor of the House.
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