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Police arrest Rivers Rep member with $498,100

Dr. Chinyere Igwe, a member of the House of Representatives, "was detained early on Friday morning along Ana Road in Port Harcourt after his radio and television stations were allegedly bombed by gunmen a few days earlier."

According to our correspondent, "The police provided the total amount as 498,100 USD along with a list of recipients when they confirmed Igwe's arrest."

"Many properties were reportedly destroyed in a dynamite attack on the Atlantic Television Network and Wish FM 99.5, which are housed in the same building in Ozuoba," Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State.

Iringe-Koko reported that, "following his detention, AIG Abutu Yaro, the Assistant Inspector General of Police sent to the state for the elections, had ordered the lawmaker's prompt questioning and arraignment."

Igwe is a steadfast supporter of Atiku Abubakar, "the nominee of the Peoples Democratic Party for president, and she represents Port Harcourt Federal Constituency 2 in the green chamber of the National Assembly."

According to the police statement, "Police Officers from Rivers State Command deployed to INEC Headquarters Aba Road today, February 24, 2023 at about 02:45hrs, while on stop and search, arrested one Hon Chinyere Igwe, member of the House of Representatives representing Port Harcourt II Federal Constituency with a cash sum of $498,100 USD inside a bag in his car."

A list for allocating the funds was also found. AIG Abutu Yaro, "the Additional Inspector General of Police for Elections, has directed prompt questioning and arraignment in court."

All candidates and political parties are urged by the Command to scrupulously abide by the Election Act's requirements and other applicable legislation.

"Superintendent of Police Iringe-Koko urged state citizens and members to use the hotlines provided by the police to report suspicious movements and circumstances that could result in security breaches."

"Members of the public are encouraged to take advantage of the available hotlines to report any observation they believe has the potential to lead to criminality or a breakdown in law and order," she said.

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