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Vote-Buying: Rivers PDP Reps Member Caught With $500,000

A House of Representatives member representing Port Harcourt Constituency 2, at the National Assembly, Hon Chinyere Igwe, has been arrested by operatives of the Rivers State Police Command with $500,000 bundle of dollars.

Igwe, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party, is a staunch ally of the presidential candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar.

He was arrested on Friday during a stop-and-search operation along Aba Road, Port Harcourt.

The Rivers State Police Public Relations Officer, Grace Iringe-Koko, confirmed the development on Friday.

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.

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“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.

“The Command urges all contestants and political parties to comply strictly with provisions of the Electoral Act and other relevant laws.”

Iringe-Koko, a Superintendent of Police, urged residents of the state and members to take advantage of the hotlines made available by the police to report suspicious movements and situations capable of causing security breaches.

She stated, “Members of the public are encouraged 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.”

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