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Commit Chidi Lloyd To Prison, Wike Tells Re-appointed Justice Commissioner



▪Swears in 13 Local Government Caretaker Committee Chairmen

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has directed the re-appointed Rivers State Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Mr Emmanuel Aguma  (SAN) to ensure the conclusive prosecution of Former Majority Leader of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Mr Chidi Lloyd over the attempted murder of a member of the State Assembly, Mr Michael Chinda.


Governor Wike also directed the Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice to ensure the conclusive prosecution of Mr Ojukaye Flag Amachree who is standing trial for the murder of a citizen of Asari Toru  Local Government Area during one of the rerun  elections.

According to  him, anybody who commits  crime in the state must face the full weight of the law.

Governor Wike spoke on Saturday  after swearing-in the reappointed State Attorney General and Commissioner and 13 Caretaker Committee Chairman of Local Government Areas.

He said: "The Attempted Murder of a member of the Rivers State House of Assembly must be conclusively  prosecuted by the office of the Attorney General.

"Also, the person involved  in the murder of a citizen of Asari Toru Local Government Area during the rerun elections must  be  conclusively prosecuted. Nobody is above the law.

"I don't know how the person who was almost killed on the  floor  of the Rivers House of Assembly will feel seeing his assailant moving around  freely? How will the family of the murdered Asari Toru Local Government Area citizen feel knowing that the alleged murder  suspect is roaming freely without conclusive prosecution ".

The governor  charged the Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice to ensure that all the victims  get justice in accordance with the tenets of the law.

He advised the  Attorney General to sustain the enthronement  of the rule of law to avoid a situation  where people  resort to self help on account that the state cannot  prosecute criminal offenders.

On the newly sworn-in Chairmen of Caretaker Committees of  Local Government Areas , Governor Wike advised them to concentrate on the maintenance of security and environmental sanitation.

He advised the Local Government Chairmen to work with security agencies to address security challenges  in their  respective local government areas.

He warned  them against the mismanagement of council funds for personal benefits or to influence top government officials or their families.