A member of the House of Representatives, Dr. Chinyere Igwe, has been arrested with $500,000.
Igwe, who represents Port Harcourt Federal Constituency 2, in the lower chamber of the National Assembly, was arrested on Friday morning along Aba Road in Port Harcourt.
His arrest was confirmed by the Spokesperson of the Rivers State Police Command, Grace Iringe-Koko.
Asides the foreign currency allegedly in his possession, the Police also found a list of how the money will be distributed to beneficiaries in the 23 Local Government Areas of the State as well as security agencies and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Igwe is said to be a staunch supporter of the Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.