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ANTI-TAX: chairman frowns at Officer’s Extortion, charges drivers to rectify complaint


By David Peter

Cross River State Chairman of Anti Tax Agency, Bishop Emmah Isong, has Frowned and stoutly condemned the alleged extortion by police and Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, in Cross River State.

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The Chairman, eludicated the public on the agency Anti-Tax authority and leadership while condeming, the illegal extortion by uniform men along Ikom highway.

Bishop Emmah, posited that, there is no connectivity with the designated mission of the State Anti Tax policy, and the bribery act excuted by uniform men.

Condemning the bribery act, over the alleged extortion by police and Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, in Cross River State.

The Chairman clarified that, the mandate of the Anti-Tax Agency, is to ensures that the poor, low income earners and peasant farmers enjoy tax holiday in accordance to the Anti-Tax law, as guided, Stating that, the illicit extortion implemented by the officers are not under any Taxation law but, Crimes and Corruption acts.

He however charged CrossRiverians to defend their right legally, to sue any alleged officer in demand of monetary extortion to court affirming that, the Anti-Tax Agency will hold up the proceedings.

Bishop Emmah, persistently stressed that, the illegal demand of money by the said officers are Criminal act, as coded, “Bribery and Corruption,” not under any Taxation Law or Policy as the Agency activities relies to kick against, illegal tax consultation, imposed of unnecessary tax on the poor and vulnerable in the state under the Small and Medium Scale category’s of businesses and inclusively, the Taxi drivers,” He said.

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