The Rivers State Police Command has arrested a federal lawmaker, Dr ChinyereIgwe, with $498,100.

Dr Igwe, who is a member of the House of Representatives, was arrested in the early hours of Friday, 24th February, 2023.

Member of the House of Representatives, Dr Chinyere Igwe

The spokesperson of the State Police Command, Grace Iringe-Koko, said he was nabbed during a stop and search operation by operatives deployed to the Independent National Electoral Commission office along Aba Road in Port Harcourt.

The police also alleged that the suspect was with a list of people for whom the monies were meant for. Mrs Iringe-Koko said the Assistant Inspector General of Police deployed to the state for elections, Abutu Yaro, has ordered the swift interrogation and arraignment of the lawmaker.

Following the arrest, the Rivers State Police Command has urged political parties and supporters to “comply strictly with provisions of the Electoral Act and other relevant laws”.

Mrs Iringe-Koko also urged the public to “avail themselves of the available hotlines to report any observation they believe have potential to lead to crime or break down of law and order”.

Story: Christy Dung


February 25, 2023