Tuesday, 1 December 2015

FG Charges some Ex FIRS Officials for Forgery and impersonation.]

FG Charges some Ex FIRS Officials for Forgery and impersonation.]

The Federal Government has preferred 13 counts of forgery, impersonation and other related offences against some former operatives of the Federal Inland Revenue Service.
The Assistant Director and Head, Criminal Prosecution Unit, Legal Department, FIRS headquarters, Mr. James Binang, filed the charges dated November 18, 2015 on behalf of the Federal Government before Justice Abdulkadir Abdu-Kafarati of the Federal High Court in Abuja.
The five accused persons are, Batimehin Ojo, Atere Olutayo Ayodeji, Adegbite Adewale, Yusuf Olatunji and Mustapha Dodo.
They were alleged to have impersonated a former Senior Tax Manager with the FIRS, Mr. Nwogu Chris, to issue out fake tax clearance certificates to some unsuspecting tax payers.
They were alleged to have in November 2011, conspired and forged companies’ income tax clearance certificates with Serial No: 05329283 covering tax years 2008, 2009 and 2010 in favour of Release Auto age Company Ltd.
The forged tax certificates were purportedly issued by the former Senior Tax Manager contrary to section 516 of the Criminal Code Act Cap C38, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2010.
(d) of the FIRS Act.
The arraignment of the accused earlier scheduled for Monday was stalled due to the absence of the judge.
Source ; PUNCH

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