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Elections: Staunch Atiku Supporter Arrested With Huge Bundles Of US Dollars In Rivers

A member of the House of Representatives, Dr. Chinyere Igwe, a staunch supporter of the Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has been arrested with huge bundles of US dollars.

Igwe, who represents Port Harcourt Federal Constituency 2, in the lower chamber of the National Assembly, was arrested on Friday morning along Aba Road in Port Harcourt.

CHECKPOINTCHARLEY gathered that he was flagged down at a police checkpoint along Aba Road a little after midnight and a search conducted on his car by operatives revealed that he had five hundred thousand US dollars. A list of names of people he was to give the money were also found with him.

While interrogated he told the Police that his party (PDP) gave him the money on Thursday to ensure that they win Rivers State.

Spokesperson of the Rivers State Police Command, Grace Iringe-Koko, later confirmed the arrest in a statement.

The statement read, “Police Officers from Rivers State Command deployed to INEC Headquarters Aba Road today 24/2/2023 at about 0245hrs, while on stop and search, arrested one Hon Chinyere Igwe, member House of Representatives representing Port Harcourt II Federal Constituency with a cash sum of $498,100 USD inside a bag in his car.

“Also recovered was a list for distribution of the money. The Assistant Inspector General of Police (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.”

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