Rivers Police Arrest Hon. Chinyere Igwe For Money Laundering
*Recovered about 500,000 USD
Cash and list of bribe beneficiaries
Eric Olusesan/Port Harcourt.
Operatives of the Rivers State Command deployed to Indepedent National Electoral Commission, INEC Headquarters in Port Harcourt/Aba Road today, Friday morning, February 24 at about 2.45 am, while on stop and search, arrested one Hon. Chinyere Igwe, member House of Representatives representing Port Harcourt II Federal Constituency 2.
Spokesperson of the Command SP Grace Iringe-Koko who confirmed his arrest, stating that during a search on him a cash sum of 498,100 US Dollars was found inside a bag in his car.
“Also recovered was a list for distribution of the money.
The AIG Election, AIG Abutu Yaro , 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:
Earlier, report of his arrest with a viral video of his interrogation said Reps Member Arrested with about ($500,000 Cash to Bribe INEC, Security and Buy Votes for Atiku in Rivers State.
The report said”
“Hon. Chinyere Igwe (PDP Member House of Representatives) has been arrested in the early hours of Friday morning in Port Harcourt with over Five Hundred Thousand US Dollars ($500,000.00) which he claimed was given to him by Atiku to ensure his electoral success in Rivers State.
The police also recovered the sharing formula from him.
From this document, they planned to give dollars to Security and INEC”.
Our Correspondent reports that Igwe is the owner of Wish Fm Port Harcourt and Atlantic Television Network that was allegedly bombed few days ago destroying the Transformer and Industrial Generator.