Police operatives attached to the Command Rapid Response Squad(RRS) have arrested an illegal revenue collectors along MCC junction Obosi and upper Iweka in Onitsha, Anambra state.
Confirming the incident, the Anambra state Police Spokesman, Haruna Mohammed said the Suspects arrested are, Paul Nnamdi Okonkwo ‘m’ aged 40years of Amafor village,Nkpor, Chukwura Ebube ‘m’ aged 23years of Amafor village,Nkpor and, Cynthia Agbaero ‘f’ of Afisiri village in Ugheli North LGA of Delta State.
Suspects claimed they were revenue collectors hired by one HON. Innocent Offordile alleged to be the “SSA to the Governor on Security and Chairman enforcement and compliance Committee”who was also invited by the Police for questioning in order to ascertain his level of involvement or otherwise after which suspects would be brought to book.
It would be recalled that the Anambra State Government had on the 7th December,2020 “banned all forms of road revenue collection by persons claiming to be State revenue agents or officials and that any person who purports to be a revenue officer or agent and demands payment on any of the roads in the state should be reported immediately to the nearest law enforcement officer”.