…as 16 suspects were arrested
Anambra State Police Command has vows to arrest illegal revenue collectors harassing and extorting money from innocent citizens on the road in the name of Internal Revenue Generation collection.
16 suspects was arrested by operatives attached to the Area Command Onitsha and Okpoko Division led by the Area Commander Onitsha, ACP John Ogbuagbaka.
In his statement made available to The Moment, State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) CSP Haruna, said that in continuation with it’s commitment towards enforcing government directives against the harassment and extortion on innocent citizens on the road in the name of Internal Generation Revenue collection, while on patrol along Head bridge,upper iweka and Owerri road all in Onitsha arrested some of the illegal revenue collectors under false pretense of being government revenue agents in the State.
He said: “The operation was in compliance with recent directives by the Anambra State Government banning all forms of illegal revenue collections by persons claiming to be State revenue agents or officials. Suspects would be brought to book as soon as investigations are concluded.
“Consequently, the Command warns that anybody found engaging in such acts should be ready to face the full wrath of the law. The Command will continue to pursue the hoodlums until they refrain from criminal activities or relocate from the State,” he stressed.