Revenue collectors decry police harassment in state

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Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State

Revenue collectors engaged by the Benue Government on Wednesday decried incessant Police harassment, and claimed that they had lost more than N500 million to such attitude.

The tax collectors, under the aegis of the Consultants Forum of Benue State Internal Revenue Service, told newsmen in Makurdi that the activities of the security agents had consistently frustrated revenue agents.

Chief John Akperashi, President of the forum, alleged that officials and men of the Nigeria Police Force X- Squad had harassed and arrested revenue agents, and also destroyed revenue offices.

He further alleged that the policemen had conspired with officials of Nigerian Association of Agricultural Products Dealers, in partnership with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, to unlawfully collect monies from revenue agents.

“The situation has…

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