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Atiku Ally in Portharcourt, Chinyere Igwe, Faces $498,000 Laundering Charges

The Nigeria Police has arraigned a member of the House of Representatives for Port Harcourt City Local Government Constituency II at the National Assembly, Chinyere Igwe before a Federal High Court in Rivers State.

Igwe, who is an ally of the Presidential Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar was arraigned on one count of money laundering.

According to the charge read out before the lawmaker, he was alleged to have on the 24th day of February 2023 seen in his possession, the sum of four hundred and ninety-eight thousand, ($498,000) US Dollars without reporting to the Central Bank of Nigeria.

However, when the charge was read, the accused pleaded not guilty to the charge.

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Subsequently, his legal representative made an application for bail but was objected to by the Police counsel.

Meanwhile, the trial Judge, Justice Stephen Daylop-Pam, after listening to the arguments and submission adjourned till 14th of March, 2023 for bail consideration.

Thereafter, the judge directed that the lawmaker be sent to Nigeria Police Clinic for medical attention following a medical report on his health.

 

 

Wahab Akinlade

Akinlade I. WAHAB is a dedicated journalist and the proprietor of I-WAHAB Media. He embarked on his career at Murhi International TV (MiTV) and subsequently joined Radio Nigeria as a Judicial Correspondent.With a profound interest in legal reporting, he currently holds the positions of Chairman at the National Association of Judicial Correspondents (NAJUC), Ikeja Branch, and Chairman at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Radio Nigeria Chapel.As the owner of I-WAHAB Media, he has successfully established Top Court News, a platform renowned for providing comprehensive coverage of court cases and legal developments, with the aim of promoting transparency within the judicial system.Akinlade's diligent work and unwavering commitment to ethical reporting have earned him immense respect within the Nigerian journalism community.

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