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General News of Sunday, 25 July 2021


Enugu arrests seven fake revenue collectors

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Enugu Capital Territory Development Authority (ECTDA), weekend arrested seven fake revenue collectors operating within Enugu North Local Government Area of Enugu State.

The fake revenue collectors, who claimed to be staff of the state Ministry of Environment and Enugu North Local Government Area, were apprehended by the executive chairman of ECTDA, Mr Josef Onoh and a team of security operatives.

It was gathered that the suspects at the point of arrest, had confiscated building materials from different construction sites within the G.R.A axis of the Enugu metropolis.

Items recovered from the suspects included, 10 cartons of 60×60cm tiles, two bags of white cement, fake ID cards, fake Ministry of Environment tax force letter and Youth Empowerment Levy receipts of Enugu North Local Government Area.

Briefing journalists after the arrest Mr Onoh said the brutality of the suspects’ action in collecting property levies and other revenue was sabotaging economic development in the state.

He assured that the suspects would be handed over to the police for prosecution in court.

In another development, a businessman and renowned farmer in Enugu State, Alhaji Sani Friday Nnaji has hailed the investment drive of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s administration, saying the effort has been yielding dividends in key sectors of the state economy.

Alhaji Sani Nnaji, who is the managing director of Ansar Technology Limited, attributed the influx of investments into the state to the peaceful atmosphere which Governor Ugwuanyi has entrenched in the state.

Speaking in his Mbu country home in Isi-Uzo Local Government Area of the state, where Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, visited him and other Muslim faithful, the businessman, also commended Governor Ugwuanyi for the level of infrastructural projects in the state, noting that his investments in the state had been most profitable.

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