Group drags ex-Lagos Revenue boss to EFCC over alleged N4.2bn fraud

Posted by News Express | 11 September 2016 | 2,305 times

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An anti-corruption coalition, Civil Society Network Against Corruption (CSNAC) has urged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to immediately commence investigation on the 11-month tenure of the immediate past Chairman and Chief Executive, Lagos Board of Internal Revenue Service (LIRS), Mr. Olufolarin Ogunsanwo, who has been accused of misappropriating N4.2 billion.

CSNAC is a coalition of over 150 anti-graft organisations. In a petition addressed to the anti-graft agency and signed by CSNAC’s national chairman, Mr. Olanrewaju Suraju, the coalition noted that the money involved is the direct tax from the sweat and pains of Lagosians and business operators in the state, hence the need for a diligent investigation.

CSNAC told EFCC: “It is expedient that this act should be curbed as this is a shameful act to Lagos in particular and the nation at large. The money involved is the direct tax from the sweat and pains of Lagosians and business operators in the state.

“It will amount to injustice and gross abuse of office for the ex-tax master to be sacked without a refund of the misappropriated fund or for the matter to be treated as an internal affair of the State Government.

“CSNAC is therefore calling for an urgent investigation of your Commission into this allegation. Every Naira not properly accounted should be retrieved from Mr. Ogunsanwo must be retrieved to serve as lesson and deterrent to his successor and other public officers.”

•Photo shows Ex-LIRS Chairman Olufolarin Ogunsanwo.


Source: News Express

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