Members of the Rivers State House of Assembly loyal to Governor Rotimi Amaechi have threatened to drag the Nigerian police to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) over the continued detention of the Leader of the House, Chidi Lloyd. The lawmakers claimed that Mr Lloyd is going blind because of his incarceration and the alleged torture he suffered in the hands of the Police.
Mr Lloyd is being detained allegedly for his role in the attack of a fellow lawmaker, Mr. Micael Chinda, who has since been flown abroad for medical treatment.
On Friday Mr Lloyd was reportedly brought to PortHarcourt in handcuffs and amid tight security.
Briefing newsmen in Port Harcourt, yesterday, on behalf of the lawmakers loyal to Governor Amaechi, the Deputy Speaker of the House, Mr. Leyii Kwanee, said, “you all can recall that Chidi Lloyd, who reported himself at the Force Headquarters, Abuja was sneaked into Port Harcourt on Friday and we thought he would be charged to court same day.
“As I speak to you, we have just been informed that he is being held at the Force CID by the same police authority under Commissioner Joseph Mbu.
The lawmakers said they would hold the Police Commissioner Mr Mbu responsible if anything untoward happened to Mr Lloyd and called for his removal from the State as recommended by the Nigerian Senate.
Is the torture more than the one he unleashed on his colleague? He should be treated like the animal he is. If he likes let him go blind for all I care.
Let him experence a little measure of the pains his colleague Chinda is going thru in the hospital.
Permit me to say that lawmakers loyal to Amaechi should be questioned as to what transpired that fateful day. If they so wish, they can take “Nigeria” to the International Court of Justice… The right thing must be done.
In the administration of justice, there is what we call fair hearing. It will be inhumane to detain an accused person without trial in the law court. So, sentiments should be left out and true justice administered.
Mr Lloyd is going blind, what a world… When we exert prowess in our actions, we must remember that God is the ultimate. The almighty Lloyd showing weakness in his sight, may God forgive him and let this serves as a lesson for him.