BIRS Taskforce Arrest 8 Illegal Tax Point Operators, 1 Forger

The Benue Internal Revenue Service (BIRS) Taskforce on illegal tax points today arrested 8 culprits for operating illegal tax points.

The task force which embarked on a sting operation covering Makurdi, Gboko and Ushongo Local Governments apprehended the following culprits: Saater Uvershigh and Peter Tsekaa arrested at Akumbur along makurdi to Gboko road, Ternenge chiaikyor, David abeke,Aondoungwa iorlaha and Tersoo orkuma, arrested at Angbaye along lessel road, while Terngu Anyam and luper Ageva, were both arrested at Gboko general hospital at an illegal check point.

They have since been handed over to the police for further prosecution.

In a related development, one Prince Bem Tyough has been handed over to the State Security Services for forgery.

The suspect, was apprehended for forging letters of appointment and engagement of his company Gitex Resources as Tax Agent for the Benue State Ministry of Agriculture.

The suspect who had already begun exploiting unsuspecting tax payers is already cooling his heels with the DSS pending conclusion of investigation.

Written by Lasgidi Online

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