Police Arrest Woman, Two Others Over Illegal Revenue Collection On Anambra Roads

Police in Anambra state said they have arrested three illegal revenue collectors in Onitsha.

Police spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed who revealed in a statement on Wednesday, said the suspects, a woman, and two men were caught along MCC junction  Obosi and upper Iweka area.

He said, “On the 8/12/2020 Police operatives attached to the Command Rapid Response Squad (RRS) while on patrol burst illegal revenue collectors along MCC junction Obosi and Upper Iweka General areas.

“Suspects arrested are Paul Nnamdi Okonkwo, 40, from Amafor village,Nkpor, Chukwura Ebube, 23, from Amafor village, Nkpor and Cynthia Agbaero, from 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.

“It noted 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”

Haruna Mohammed said the suspects would be brought to book after investigations.

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