A Rivers State High Court sitting in Port Harcourt Thursday discharged the Leader of the State House of Assembly, Mr. Chidi Lloyd, of attempted murder of his colleague, Mr. Michael Chindah.
Lloyd has been standing trial for his role in the fracas that broke out in the House of Assembly on July 9, 2013, particularly for the attempted murder of Chindah.
At the resumed hearing Thursday, the presiding judge, Justice Letam Nyordee, struck out the matter and discharged Lloyd. The decision of the court came after the state Attorney-General, Worgu Boms, filed an application of nolle prosequi dated March 26 pursuant to Section 211 subsection 1 (c) of the 1999 constitution for lack of material to prosecute the matter.
Boms, who took over the prosecution of Lloyd last August shortly after the Lloyd was arraigned by the police, said he was unable to get the police to release the file, leading to several adjournments.