Chairman of the Cross River State Anti-Tax Agency and General Overseer of the Christian Central Chapel International, CCCI, Bishop Emmah Isong has moved to check the activities of illegal tax collectors in the state.
Isong who is also National Publicity Secretary of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN, said in a statement on Sunday that henceforth, all illegal tax collectors in the state would be made to face the wrathbod the law.
He said it was worrisome that despite the governor’s directive against the activities of so-called tax agents, the people were still harassing members of the public.
“This not acceptable even after the governor had issued several warnings to the perpetrators to desist from such inhuman act of extorting their hard-earned money. Besides, such act is against the Cross River State Tax Exemption Laws.
“The Agency frowns at such flagrant abuse of laws and directive, warning that those still engaged in illegal collections of taxes, dues, levies,tolls and revenues from Keke-Napep, Taxi Drivers, Hawkers, market women, shop owners and Small Scale Businesses shall be prosecuted by the law if caught.
“The Agency warns that henceforth, anybody caught in this illegal business shall be handed over to law enforcement officers for immediate prosecution.”