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$500,000 Fraud: Police Confirms Arrest Of House Of Reps Member, Discloses Full Details

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Police Confirms Arrest Of House Of Reps Member

 

The Rivers State police command has confirmed the arrest of Chinyere Igwe, a member of the House of Representatives.

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Igwe was arrested for allegedly receiving $500,000 USD from Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the People Democratic Party (PDP).

 

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Grace Iringe-Koko, the spokesman for the state police command, stated that the lawmaker was arrested during a stop-and-frisk operation conducted along Aba Road in Port Harcourt by agents assigned to the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission.

 

Iringe-Koko also confirmed that a money distribution list was discovered on the lawmaker.

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The statement released by the command reads, “Police Officers from Rivers State Command deployed to INEC Headquarters Aba Road today, February 24, 2023, at approximately 02:45 hours, while conducting a stop and search, arrested one Hon. Chinyere Igwe, member of the House of Representatives representing Port Harcourt II Federal Constituency with USD 498,100 in a bag in his car.

 

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“A list detailing the distribution of the money was also recovered. AIG Abutu Yaro, Assistant Inspector General of Police (Election), has ordered prompt interrogation and court appearance.

 

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“The Command urges all candidates and political parties to strictly comply with the Electoral Act and all other applicable laws.”

 

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