Rivers Crisis: Majority Leader, Chidi Lloyd Turns Self In, Detained at Force Headquarters
Exactly seven days after he was invited by the police over the free-for-all fight he engaged his colleagues in at the assembly complex, the Majority Leader of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Chidi Lloyd, on Tuesday turned himself in at the Force Headquarters in Abuja,.
Lloyd, who was also captured on video attacking another lawmaker, Michael Chinda, with a mace, was invited by the police on July 16 to explain his role in the July 8 free-for-all that took place at the assembly complex, but went into hiding soon after the invitation.
The Majority leader arrived at the Force Headquarters at 5. 45pm and was immediately directed to the Force Criminal Investigation Department, where he was asked to write his statement.
He claimed that he was receiving treatment for an injury he sustained during the fracas at an undisclosed hospital.
A top Police source, who confirmed the lawmaker’s arrival, said it was unlikely that he would be released on Tuesday as a team of investigators needed to interrogate him.
“Lloyd came to the Force Headquarters about 5:45pm on Tuesday and he was asked to write his statement. It is not certain he would be released today (Tuesday) because he is going to face serious interrogation,” the source added.
As of 11.10pm, he had yet to leave the police headquarters, indicating that he had been detained.
When contacted, the Deputy Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, said he could not confirm whether Lloyd was detained or not.
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