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  • Updated: February 24, 2023

2023 Presidency: Atiku Loyalist Nabbed With $500,000 Election Money

2023 Presidency: Atiku Loyalist Nabbed With $500,000 Electio

A member of the House of Representatives and a loyalist of PDP presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar, Chinyere Igwe, was caught with about $500,000 during a stop-and-search operation on Friday morning.

Igwe who is reportedly one of the major members of the PDP presidential campaign council in Rivers State was apprehended by the police along Port Harcourt/Aba Road at about 2.45 am.

The arrest was confirmed by the Rivers State Police Command, with the Spokesperson for the Police Command, SP Grace Iringe-Koko, disclosing that Igwe concealed the sum of 498,100 US Dollars inside a bag in his car.

Chinyere Igwe

The money was discovered after the vehicle was searched by the policemen and a list giving instructions on how it should be distributed was also recovered.

“Also recovered was a list for distribution of the money. The AIG Election, AIG Abutu Yaro has ordered his 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.

“Members of the public are encouraged to avail themselves of the following hotlines to report any observation they believe have potential to lead to crime or break down of law and order: 08032003514, 08098880134,” she said in a statement.

“Hon. Chinyere Igwe (PDP Member House of Representatives) has been arrested in the early hours of Friday morning in Port Harcourt with over Five Hundred Thousand US Dollars ($500,000.00) which he claimed was given to him by Atiku to ensure his electoral success in Rivers State.

“The police also recovered the sharing formula from him. From this document, they planned to give dollars to Security and INEC", another viral report disclosed.

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