A director and some officials of the Niger State Internal Revenue Service (NSIRS) have been caught for illegally producing and selling their personal motor stickers and emblems to the public.
This development was made public by the NSIRS which announced that it has intensified efforts to crack down and arrest individuals involved in the illegal production and sale of counterfeit motor vehicle stickers and emblems across the state.
The service said the suspects were nabbed in Bosso and Paikoro local government areas of the State.
Mohammed Etsu Madami, the chairman of the NSIRS, explained on Friday that the activities of the suspected revenue officials violated Section 32 (3), (4), and (6) of the Niger State Tax Administration and Consolidation Law, 2022.
According to him, Governor Mohammed Umaru Bago, has expressed his administration’s zero-tolerance for corruption and warned that anyone found involved in illegal revenue collection or illegal production and distribution of government documents will be made to face the law.
Meanwhile, the Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, TRACEC, says an articulated vehicle crushed a man to death while three others were injured in an accident at Toll-Gate, on the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway on Saturday.
South-West Area Commander of TRACEC, Mr Adekunle Ajibade, told newsmen in Ota, Ogun, on Saturday that the incident occurred at about 5:06 am.
Ajibade explained that the vehicles coming from Sango-Ota to Lagos lost control due to speeding and rammed into four persons waiting to board a bus at Toll-Gate.
He added that the unfortunate incident resulted to the death of a man while three others sustained varying degrees of injuries in the fatal accident.
“The corpse of the victims have been deposited at the morgue in Ifo General Hospital, Ogun, while the survivors are receiving treatment at Ota General Hospital,” he said.
Ajibade cautioned motorists, especially truck drivers, against speeding to prevent avoidable crashes.
He also reiterated the commitment of the agency to embark on more patrols to check the excesses of drivers and reduce crashes in 2024.