BREAKING: Photo, Details Emerge as Police Arrest Prominent House of Reps Member with Bag Containing $498,000

BREAKING: Photo, Details Emerge as Police Arrest Prominent House of Reps Member with Bag Containing $498,000

A member of the House of Representatives, Dr Chinyere Igwe, has reportedly been arrested with a bag containing $498,000.

Igwe, who represents Port Harcourt Federal Constituency 2, in the lower chamber of the National Assembly, was arrested on Friday morning, February 24, along Aba Road in Port Harcourt.

Chinyere Igwe
Photo Emerges as Police Arrest Prominent House of Reps Member with Foreign Currency
Source: Twitter

The Rivers State Police Command, Grace Iringe-Koko has confirmed the arrest and shared further details.

Read the police statement below:

Rivers Police Arrest Hon Chinyere Igwe For Money Laundering

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Police Officers from Rivers State Command deployed to INEC Headquarters Aba Road today 24/2/2023 at about 0245hrs, while on stop and search, arrested one Hon Chinyere Igwe, member House of Representatives representing Port Harcourt II Federal Constituency with a cash sum of 498,100 USD inside a bag in his car.

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Also recovered was a list for distribution of the money. The AIG Election, AIG Abutu Yaro fdc has ordered swift interrogation and arraignment in court.
The Command urges all contestants and political parties to comply strictly with provisions of the Electoral Act and other relevant laws.
Members of the public are encouraged to avail themselves of the following hotlines to report any observation they believe have potential to lead to crime or break down of law and order: 08032003514, 08098880134.


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