The Rivers State Police confirm the arrest of a lawmaker for buying votes with $500,000 in cash.
The Rivers State police command has confirmed the arrest of Hon. Chinyere Igwe, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party in the House of Representatives.
Igwe was detained for money laundering, according to a tweet from the police, and he will face charges.
The declaration said:
While conducting a stop and search at INEC Headquarters Aba Road today, February 24, 2023, at approximately 02:45 p.m., police officers from Rivers State Command arrested Hon. Chinyere Igwe, a member of the House of Representatives who represents Port Harcourt II Federal Constituency, and found 498,100 USD hidden in a bag in his car.
A list for distributing the funds was also found.
Swift questioning and arraignment in court have been ordered by The AIG Election, AIG Abutu Yaro fdc.
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