Today, February 24, at approximately 02:45 hrs., police officers from the Rivers State Command deployed to INEC Headquarters Aba Road, while conducting a stop and search, arrested one Hon. Chinyere Igwe, a member of the House of Representatives representing Port Harcourt II Federal Constituency, along with $498,100 USD hidden in a bag in his car.
According to a statement made by SP Grace Iringe-Koko, the state police command’s spokesman, a list for distributing the money was also discovered from the lawmaker.
The AIG Election, AIG Abutu Yaro fdc has ordered prompt questioning and arraignment in court, she continued.
“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.” the statement read
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