The statement said the lawmaker was arrested over the alleged murder of a Police sergeant Urang Obediah and a member of the Felix Obuah faction of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP who hailed from the same Emohua local government area with the lawmaker, Mr Kingsley Ejeuo.
Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Dave Iyofor, issued a press statement yesterday, stating that Lloyd was arrested in his house with his family members and lawyers present.
Governor Amaechi put it to him that he (Mbu) came to search the plane for Chidi Llyod and told him to go ahead and search the plane. Mbu continued to talking endlessly, showing absolutely no respect or regard for the office of the Governor of Rivers State who is the Chief Security Officer of the State.
According to Vanguard report:
The Rivers State government has denied allegations by the police that the Majority Leader of the House of Assembly, Chidi Lloyd was arrested on his way to fly in the same private jet with Governor Amaechi.
The police had earlier issued a press statement on Thursday night, alleging that Lloyd escaped from hospital and was on his was to fly in the same jet with the governor when he was arrested.
It was when Governor Amaechi arrived Abuja later in the evening of yesterday that he was informed that Hon Chidi Lloyd was arrested in his (Lloyd’s) house in the presence of his family and lawyer.
by Oke Efagene
Shocked, several calls were put across to CP Mbu that were not answered.
The statement which described the late Ejeuo as the lawmaker’s arch political rival in the local government said the lawmaker knocked the two of them down with his vehicle. According to the statement, Hon Lloyd after knocking down the Police officer still sped ahead to crush the late Ejeuo who was in a Passat car.
Meanwhile counsel to embattled leader of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Bar Emenike Ebete says the allegation of murder levelled against his client by the Police was another attempt to destroy him. Bar Ebete said his client did not drive the said vehicle, adding that Hon. Lloyd was arrested in his house that Thursday night.
The Police statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO in the state, DSP Ahmad Muhammad alleged that the lawmaker was to have escaped from the law if he had joined the governor in that jet.
Meantime, the state government has described the statement issued by the Police as a distorted account of the circumstance surrounding the arrest of the lawmaker stressing that it was an attempt to deceive the reading public.
Governor Amaechi then called the Inspector-General (IG) of Police and while the governor was speaking with the IGP on phone, CP Mbu was shouting at the governor, on top of his voice, trying to disrupt the conversation between the Governor and the IGP to the shock and disbelief of those that were there.
CP Mbu later showed up and when the governor asked him, he denied giving such an order. He then went on and on, making a baseless, noisy argument that no one could comprehend.
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