The police yesterday arraigned a member of the House of Representatives for Port Harcourt City Local Government Constituency II, Chinyere Igwe, at the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt for alleged money laundering.
Igwe, a campaigner for the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar, was arrested by the police in Port Harcourt hours to the presidential election with $498,000 and a distribution list.
The lawmaker, according to the charge sheet, was seen in possession of $498,000 without reporting to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
Igwe pleaded not guilty.
Justice Stephen Daylop-Pam adjourned the case till March 14.
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