Dangote quarry sealed over N1.5bn tax default

Posted by News Express | 17 November 2017 | 1,600 times

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The Osun State Board of Internal Revenue Service (OIRS) on Thursday sealed a Dangote quarry located at Ajebandele, Ayedaade Local Government Area.

The tax enforcement team, which was led by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Tax and Revenue Matters, Barrister Gbenga Akano and OIRS officials, arrived at the quarry as early as 6:30am, sealing the entrance to the site.

The Dangote quarry is said to have defaulted in tax to the tune of N1.5 billion, according to documents seen by the reporter.

It was gathered that the company has been allegedly evading tax since it started operation on the land many years ago.

Explaining what transpired, Akano said the company was owing about N1.5 billion tax.

He said several letters had been written to the company which yielded no result.

Some private local security operatives suspected to be members of Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) reportedly attacked the tax enforcement team. Akano said the team had gone to the quarry but was initially prevented by the suspected OPC members, numbering about 30 men.

He added that the private security operatives allegedly shot at the officials of the OIRS, seized their phones and gadgets and harassed them.

However, a detachment of policemen from the Osun State Command brought the situation under control.

 


Source: News Express

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