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75 imprisoned in Anambra for illegal revenue collection

By Pamela Eboh, Awka on 16/04/2019

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•Anambra Commissioner for Trade and Commerce, Dr Christian Madubuko
•Anambra Commissioner for Trade and Commerce, Dr Christian Madubuko

No fewer than 75 illegal revenue collectors in Anambra have been nabbed and imprisoned by the State Government.

The state Commissioner for Trade and Commerce, Dr Christian Madubuko, disclosed this Monday while parading three defaulters in Awka over alleged illegal revenue collection.

They include a prominent chief in the state, Francis Eze, and two others.

The commissioner said the State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, has frowned at the fact that some people were still going on with extortion of money from traders, despite the state government’s ban on all forms of levies in the state.

He said: “We have prosecuted and jailed no fewer than 75 of such people. They are currently languishing in various prisons in the state, especially in Onitsha and Awka.

“From what they are saying, you can see that they are earning a living from innocent traders, and we are doing our best to stop them.”

But Eze insisted that he got authorisation from Aguata LGA before building the shops, which, according to him, was where he collected levies from traders.

He said: “I bought the piece of land for over N5 million and was advised by the monarch of the area to get a permit from the council before developing the property.”

The commissioner, however, countered him, saying: “Local governments don’t have such authority. Hence they should not have been authorised in the first place.”

The State Government, according to him, had told all LGAs that for them to give such approval, they must first liaise with the ministry of trade and commerce, insisting that the ministry did not authorise anybody to build any market in the area.

The state government further threatened to arrest a traditional ruler in Aguata LGA allegedly implicated in the deal.

Source News Express

Posted 16/04/2019 12:26:55 PM





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