Police Officers from Rivers State Command deployed to INEC Headquarters Aba Road, today February 24, at about 0245hrs, while on stop and search, arrested one Hon Chinyere Igwe, a member House of Representatives representing Port Harcourt II Federal Constituency with a cash sum of 498,100 USD inside a bag in his car.
A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, SP Grace Iringe-Koko, says also recovered from the politician was a list for distribution of the money.
She added that 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.” the statement read