Former lawmaker, Chinyere Igwe who was arrested on 24th February, eve of Nigeria’s presidential election in Rivers State, for being in possession of the sum of $499,000,000 dollars, has been set free in a ruling by Trial Judge, Justice Stephen Daylop-Pam.
The money laundering case against the former lawmaker was dropped as the Rivers State Government announced the withdrawal of the suit on Wednesday morning without reasons for the state’s decision.
Rivers State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Professor Zacchaeus Adangor, has withdrawn the money laundering and criminal charges against the former lawmaker.
Trial Judge, Justice Stephen Daylop-Pam, in his ruling, discharged the defendant as the state government was not opposed by the defence counsel.
The Police have been ordered to return his international passport and other exhibits seized from him.