The former leader of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Chidi Lloyd hasf
refuted ever being shielded from prosecution or evading arrest.
Lloyd in a statement he signed said he became aware of the charges against
him on the pages of newspaper.
He stated that he has challenged the attempted murder charge against him
at the court of Appeal.
He also said he has petitioned the National Judicial Council, NJC over the
conduct of the Chief Judge of Rivers state, Justice Iyaye Lamikanra whom
he accused of bias.
Lloyd who represented Emohua in the State Assembly during the tenure of
Governor Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi urged Governor Wike to channel his energy
towards prosecuting those he described as criminals in the government of
the state, adding that he is willing to face prosecution only if the
Rivers state Governor, Nyesom Wike allows justice to take its natural
“At no time have I been shielded from prosecution nor evaded arrest. I
became aware of an ongoing litigation against me on the pages of the
newspaper. I have not been served any process.
“One would expect the Governor as a lawyer that he is to advice his
Attorney to do the needful. I have also challenged the purported
information preferred against me in the Court of Appeal.
“I have also petitioned the National Judicial Council, NJC over the
conduct of the trial judge, who doubles as the, Chief Judge of the state
for her obvious bias against me stemming from her utterances in the open
“My position in this matter has always been that, Governor Wike should
allow the wheel of justice to grind effortlessly to a halt.
“I will also advise Governor Wike to bring all the criminals around him to
book with this renewed vigor of fighting crime.
“I am more than prepared to face prosecution and not persecution.”
Recall Governor Nyesom Wike recently directed the newly sworn-in
Attorney-General of Rivers State, Emmanuel Aguma, a Senior Advocate of
Nigeria (SAN) to ensure the conclusive prosecution of former Majority
Leader of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Chidi Lloyd over his
attempted murder charge of Michael Chinda.