Police Nab 20 Illegal Revenue Collectors in Onitsha
Vows to enforce to the latter government directives against the harassment and extortion on innocent citizens on the road in the name of IGR collection
In continuation with it’s comittment towards enforcing government directives against the harassement and extortion on innocent citizens on the road in the name of IGR collection,joint police patrol teams in conjunction with other Sister Agencies led by the Area Commander Onitsha, ACP John Ogbuagbaka had between 9/12/2020 and date while on patrol along Head bridge,upper iweka, Owerri road,Niger street and Borromeo roundabout all in Onitsha arrested twenty(20) llegal revenue collectors under false pretense of being government revenue agents in the State.
All the Suspects voluntarily confessed to the offence and claimed they were hired by various persons to either collect or enforce the collections of revenue on behalf of government.
This operation was in compliance by Anambra State Government directives on the 7th December,2020 “banning all forms of illegal revenue collections by persons claiming to be State revenue agents or officials.Suspects would be brought to book as soon as investigations are concluded.
Consequently,the Command warns that anybody found engaging in such acts should be ready to face the full wrath of the law.The Command will continue to pursue the hoodlums until they refrain from criminal activities or relocate from the State.
SP Haruna Mohammed PPRO Anambra State Police Command,
For-Commissioner of Police Anambra State Command