The Benue state Board of Internal Revenue Service (BIRS) Sunday said it will clamp down on illegal tax collectors. BIRS also stated that it has arrested one Aga Peter for impersonating as a staff of the revenue Board.
Chairman of the board, Andrew Ayaban in a statement issued Sunday said the suspect, Mr Peter was arrested with the assistance of the Police at an illegal check point at Tor Mkar in Konshisha local government area of Benue state, collecting illegal taxes from unsuspecting members of the public. He said the impersonator at the time of arrest was found in possession of a fake BIRS identity card and illegal receipts with which he defrauded unsuspecting victims. He said the board under his leadership was committed to end the regime of illegal tax activities adding that the gesture has already started yielding results. Ayabam said, in order to reposition the revenue board, he abolished all revenue check points and terminated the contracts by underperforming tax consultants.