Rights Group Drags FIRS To Court, Demands Atiku’s Tax Records — Leadership Newspaper

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A civil rights group, Committee for the Protection of Peoples Mandate (CPPM), has sued the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) to court over alleged suspicious contents in the tax declaration of Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.

CPPM is seeking leave of a Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja, to apply for an order of mandamus compelling the FIRS to produce Atiku’s Personal Income Tax receipts for the years 2015 and 2016.

The group, in an originating motion ex-parte, is seeking an order of mandamus to compel FIRS to produce the receipts in pursuant to section 20 of the Freedom of Information Act, and relevant rules of the Court. The motion is dated November 29, 2018 and filed the same day.

Alternatively, CPPM is seeking an order of the court compelling the FIRS to, within seven days, produce the receipts before the court for onward transmission to the group’s secretariat.

Counsel to CPPM, Michael Ukusare, in the court process,…



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