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Cross Rivers begins arrest of illegal tax collectors

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The enforcement exercise which began Monday, by the Cross River Anti Tax Agency led by its Chairman, Bishop (Dr) Emma Isong in Collaboration with the office of the State Security Adviser and Anti-Cult and Kidnapping Squad moved around Calabar metropolis arresting illegal tax collectors as well as ticket sellers.

Cross River State Governor, Prof. Ben Ayade on Monday fulfilled his promise by arresting illegal tax collectors in Calabar, the state Capital.

The enforcement exercise which began Monday, by the Cross River Anti Tax Agency led by its Chairman, Bishop (Dr) Emma Isong in Collaboration with the office of the State Security Adviser and Anti-Cult and Kidnapping Squad moved around Calabar metropolis arresting illegal tax collectors as well as ticket sellers.

Vanguard learned that about 12 offenders arrested will be sentenced immediately through the special courts created for that purpose of punishing illegal tax offenses. So far, 12 people were apprehended on Monday with various illegal ticket for the purpose of extorting money from unsuspecting taxi drivers, Keke riders, and so on.

Speaking shortly after exercise on Monday, Chairman of the Anti-tax agency, Bishop (Dr) Emma Isong said that the enforcement of Governor Ben Ayade’s Anti Tax Law have taken effect.

He said: “As you can see we are on the streets this early morning to arrest those still flaunting the government order on illegal tolls and they will be charged to court immediately.

“Those arrested would not escape the arm of the law and are going to be immediately prosecuted at the Special Court as provided for in 2015 and set up for this purpose.

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