Menu
MOSOP Gives Conditions For Resumption Of Oil Production In Ogoni

MOSOP Gives Conditions For Resumpti…

The Movement for the Eman...

Who Succeeds A'Ibom Speaker?

Who Succeeds A'Ibom Speaker?

The emergence of Mr Onofi...

Students, Civil Servants To Udom: Pay Our Entitlements Now

Students, Civil Servants To Udom: P…

The victory of Governor U...

A'Ibom Community Laments Four Years  Of Blackout,… Why ALSCON Remains Dead

A'Ibom Community Laments Four Years…

For indigenes and residen...

C'River Assembly May Get First Female Speaker

C'River Assembly May Get First Fema…

Cross River State assembl...

AKHA Approves N1.7bn For CCTV Cameras

AKHA Approves N1.7bn For CCTV Camer…

Akwa Ibom State House of ...

2019 Polls: Ijaw Leader Scores INEC Low, Speaks On New Bayelsa Airport

2019 Polls: Ijaw Leader Scores INEC…

A former president of the...

Election Results: Calculations Favour Wike As Amaechi's Men Bicker

Election Results: Calculations Favo…

There are indications tha...

Two Killed In Fresh War In C'River Communities

Two Killed In Fresh War In C'River …

Communal crisis bedevilin...

Bayelsa State: Who Becomes Bayelsa Speaker?

Bayelsa State: Who Becomes Bayelsa …

The fifth session of the ...

Prev Next

Again, Court Orders Police To Produce Rivers APC Campaign DG

  • Written by  Victoria Kalu
  • No comment
Again, Court Orders Police To Produce Rivers APC Campaign DG

A high court sitting in Port Harcourt on Thursday issued an order directing the Rivers State Police commissioner to produce the state All Progressives Congress(APC) campaign Director -General, Mr Chidi Lloyd, at the next hearing.

 

The trial judge, Justice Chinwendu Nworgu gave the charge following Lloyd's absence from court to take plea on the three count charges of murder, disruption of public peace, and assault with intent to wound.

 

Counsel to the defendant, Prince Onyenkwere Azunda said the defendant had filed an appeal to the court on the matter, and asked the court to adjourn the case pending the decision of the court of appeal.

 

Counsel to the state government, Godwin Obla a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), insisted that Lloyd was taking the court for granted by his absence.

 

He stressed that counsel to Lloyd would have filed a formal application to the court seeking to adjourn the case.

 

Obla stated that the attitude of Lloyd to stay away from court was a court contempt.

 

"Staying away from the court is a contempt of court order. The Supreme Court of Nigeria has reinforced obedience to court order and the implications of failure to cooperate to court orders can amount to contempt."

 

Counsel to the defendant, Prince Azunda in his argument stated that the state should be the ones to produce Lloyd because of the order given by the police to arrest and bring him to court on Thursday. 

 

The judge ruled that the court would proceed with the prosecution of the matter as filing of an appeal in did not amount to staying of proceedings. He stressed on the need to obey court orders.

 

Leave a comment

Make sure you enter all the required information, indicated by an asterisk (*). HTML code is not allowed.

back to top