The arrest of the Peoples Democratic Party House of Representatives member, Hon. Chinyere Igwe has been confirmed by the Rivers State police command.
In a Twitter post, the police said Igwe was arrested for money laundering and will be prosecuted.
The statement read:
Rivers Police Arrest Hon Chinyere Igwe For Money Laundering
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.