Anambra govt arrests 2 suspected illegal revenue collectors


By Sunny A. Ijomah
The Anambra State Commissioner for Trade and Commerce, Dr Christian Madubuko, says his ministry will not back down until the state was cleared of those who siphoned government revenues into their private pockets.
Dr Madubuko stated this in Awka while giving details of the arrest of a group extorting money from unsuspecting road users by the ministry’s Task Force Unit.
He explained that the exercise was a routine measure towards ensuring that only agents with appropriate government license and unquestionable repute are carrying out the duty.
Dr Madubuko who said the two offenders nabbed along Amansea- Onitsha expressway are not working for the government and have been operating with fake documents bearing the signatures of top government appointees.
The suspects, Mr. Uchenna Ike from Ezeagu, and Mr. Samuel Ogechi from Iyi-Okpara, in Nkanu West Local Government Area both of Enugu State, who said they were doing “road maintenance and haulage” at the Amansea area, disclosed that they make an average sum of ₦300, 000 daily, part of which they give to their boss, one Mr. Jekwu Okafor.

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