Illegal Tax points:Taskforce Arrest 3 Culprits
In furtherance of its resolve to eradicate illegal tax points, the Benue state special taskforce on illegal road blocks in collaboration with the Benue state police command, has arrested three persons found to have mounted illegal tax road blocks.
The culprits, Atime Orlu, Terhide Kumbul and Mzehemen Jaga were arrested at Luga in Gboko, near Tyogbenda Msa, in Ushongo and Awajir in Konshisha respectively.
They were caught operating illegal tax points and extorting the unsuspecting public.They will be charged to court today Monday, 2nd Sept. 2019.
It could be recalled that Executive Chairman Benue Internal Revenue Service (BIRS) Mr. Andrew Ayabam had on assumption of office announced a clamp down on all illegal tax points and activities in the state towards sanitizing the tax system.
Meanwhile it has further maintained that there exist only 10 tax points in the state, namely:
1.Zaki Biam Inspection Point-Ukum LGA,
2.Katsina-Ala Head Bridge Inspection Point - Katsina Ala LGA,
3.Branch Atser Inspection Point - Vandeikya LGA,
4.North Bank Inspection Point- Makurdi LGA,
5.Ade-Igwu, Ogbadibo Inspection Point- Ogbadibo LGA,
6.Achoho Inspection Point- Konshisha LGA,
7.Adoka Inspection Point- Otukpo LGA,
8.Ogobia Inspection Point- Otukpo LGA,
9.TyogbendaMsa Inspection Point- Ushongo LGA,
10.Naka Inspection Point- Gwer-West LGA.