The Edo state Internal Revenue Service on Wednesday intercepted 20 illegal park operators using reserved government land as Motor Park at the Oba Ovoramwen Square in Benin City.
The Executive Chairman of EIRS, Chief Oseni Elamah who led the raid in line with the directives of Governor Godwin Obaseki banning illegal revenue collection said the exercise was to inform, educate and enlighten Edo people to stop fuelling illegality in the state.
Chief Elamah explained that the exercise became pertinent following series of complains that some private individuals were using government lands as park and some others were collecting revenue from it without remittance to the government.
He said, the people are fueling the activities of the illegal revenue collectors by trading on walk-ways and…
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