By Citizens Platform
The pro-Amaechi lawmakers of the Rivers State House of Assembly have resolved to drag to the International Court of Justice the detention of their Majority Leader, Mr. Chidi Lloyd.
Lloyd had been in custody since last Tuesday after honouring police summons at the Force Headquarters in Abuja after the police declared him wanted following his involvement in the fracas that took place in the State House of Assembly on July 9, 2013.
According to the Assembly Deputy Speaker, Mr. Leyii Kwanee who spoke on behalf of pro-Amaechi lawmakers with journalists in Port Harcourt on Sunday said they would seek the enforcement of the rights of the Majority Leader overseas.
“We are already assembling a team of lawyers, who would challenge the human rights abuses against Lloyd.
“We may seek justice towards ensuring that Chidi Lloyd’s rights are protected and his cause is also ventilated, probably in the International Court of Justice, if it comes to that. The Speaker will also draw the attention of the Commonwealth to the ugly development.
“We need to ensure that democracy is respected in Rivers State. Lloyd reported himself to the Force Headquarters, Abuja on Tuesday.
“As I speak with you now, he is being held up at the State CID by the same police authorities under the leadership of Commissioner of Police, Joseph Mbu. Lloyd was blindfolded, tortured and teargas was sprayed all over him.
“We have been refused access to him. Information reaching us indicates that he is going blind, occasioned by the teargas in his eyes. Medical help has also been refused him.”
He added that they are also seeking God’s intervention as the case has been taken to church
Source: Citizens Platform
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