Fake revenue collectors nabbed in Enugu

The Enugu Capital Territory Development Authority (ECTDA) at the weekend arrested seven fake revenue collectors operating within Enugu North Local Government Area of Enugu State.

The suspects, who claimed to be staff of the State Ministry of Environment and Enugu North Local Government Area, were apprehended by the executive chairman of ECTDA, Mr. Josef Onoh and a team of security operatives.

It was gathered that the suspects at the point of arrest, had confiscated building materials from different construction sites within G.R.A axis of Enugu metropolis.

Items recovered from the suspects included, 10 cartons of 60×60cm tiles, two bags of white cement, fake ID cards, fake Ministry of Environment tax force letter and Youth Empowerment Levy receipts of Enugu North Local Government Area.

Briefing journalists after the arrest Mr Onoh said that the suspects’ action in collecting property levy and other revenue was sabotaging economic development in the state.

He assured the public that the suspects would be handed over to the police for prosecution in court.

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