A Rivers State lawmaker, Hon. Chinyere Igwe, has been nabbed by the operatives of the Rivers State Police Command for being in possession of $500,000.
The arrest of the lawmaker on Friday was confirmed by the spokesperson of the Command, Grace Iringe-Koko.
According to Iringe-Koko in a statement on Friday, Igwe was arrested during a stop and search operation by the operatives.
The statement said: “Rivers 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.
“Also recovered was a list for distribution of the money. The AIG Election, AIG Abutu Yaro, 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.”