Operatives of the Rivers State Police Command have arrested, Chinyere Igwe, a House of Representatives member representing Port Harcourt Constituency 2, at the National Assembly on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party for alleged money laundering.
He was reportedly picked by operatives of the command in a stop and search operation on Port Harcourt-Aba Express Way while driving home, on Thursday night.
An Investigative Police Officer who interrogated Igwe had posted the recorded video of the development on Social media, causing mixed reactions.
The spokesperson of the state police command, SP Grace Iringe-Koko, in a quick reaction, Friday, revealed that the sum of $498,100, was recovered from the suspect.
She said “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 AIG Election, AIG Abutu Yaro, fdc , has ordered swift interrogation and arraignment in court.