The Rivers State Government has withdrawn the money laundering and criminal charges against a former lawmaker, Chinyere Igwe, who was arested on the eve of the 2023 Presidential election with the sum of $499,000,000 dollars.
Igwe was apprehended on 24th February, and subsequently arraigned before a court, for having in his possession, the huge sums of money. He was, however, granted bail after some weeks.
It was reported that when the matter resumed in court for proper trial, yesterday June 21 but to the surprise of everyone, the Rivers State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Professor Zacchaeus Adangor, announced the withdrawal of the suit.
The trial Judge, Justice Stephen Daylop-Pam, in his ruling, after the submission of the Rivers State government was not opposed by the defence counsel, discharged the defendant.
The judge also ordered the Police to return his international passport and other exhibits seized from him. Adangor did not however, give any reasons for the State Government’s decision to withdraw the case against Igwe.