Edo State Government through the Internal Revenue Service (EIRS) has confirmed the arrest of eight persons linked with illegal revenue collection in Orogho Community, Orhionmwon Local Government Area of the State.
Head, Corporate Communications, EIRS, Courage Eboigbe in a statement, said the suspects were arrested at-the-spot where their nefarious activities were perpetuated.
According to him, “The Enforcement Team of the Edo State Internal Revenue Service (EIRS) arrested eight (8) persons suspected to be involved in illegal revenue collection in Orogho Community, Orhionmwon Local Government Area of Edo State.
“The suspects were arrested right at the spot where their nefarious activities are carried out.
“The arrest was at the heels of complaints received from concerned Edolites who suspected that their modus operandi was illegal.”
He added, “Upon interrogation, the suspects could neither identify themselves as Staff of the EIRS nor agents of the State.
Eboigbe noted that the suspected illegal revenue collectors have been handed over to the State Police Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Benin, for further investigation and subsequent arraignment in Court.
Unaccounted sums of money was found with the suspects during the arrest, according to the statement.