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Two Revenue Officers Sacked For Assaulting Anambra Motorist

Two revenue officers have been dismissed by the Anambra State Government for allegedly molesting a motorist by dragging him down from his vehicle and driving it to an unknown destination.

Earlier, a video where the sacked officers who worked with the Unified Hybrid Enforcement Team dragged the helpless motorist out of his car and drove it away went viral

The dismissed officers were acting on behalf of the Anambra State Internal Revenue Service.

However, the Chairman, AIRS, Dr Greg Ezeilo, condemned their actions saying it negates the philosophy of the state government and Governor Chukwuma Soludo.

The Chairman, who left out the names of the culprits in the information provided to newsmen in Awka, the state capital, stressed that the dismissal would serve as a deterrent to other officers.

He said, “We confirmed they are our personnel and the transporter who plies Onitsha and Edo was stopped by the officers who checked his profile on our portal and found that he owed N47, 000.

“But trying to make him pay, the driver sped off but was blocked by the officers who went off their mandate to manhandle him and pulled him out of the vehicle in an unacceptable manner.

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“That was not the kind of training we gave them. Commonly, taxpayers often don’t want to pay unless compelled to do so, but the manner of compulsion is what is appalling. That’s why we apprehended them.

“Although they are full of apologies, we must do the needful to send a warning signal to their colleagues on the field. For that singular act, they will be dismissed and that’s final.”

In a different development, two persons have died while eight others sustained injuries after a commercial bus rammed into a truck along the Lagos-Ibadan highway.

The Toyota Hiace bus, marked GAS 937, had run into the moving truck around Christopher University, along the express road.

The spokesperson of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun State, Florence Okpe, confirmed the incident in a statement on Tuesday.

Okpe explained that 10 persons were involved, comprising seven males and three females.

According to her, six men and two women were injured while one man and one woman were recorded dead from the crash.

Okpe blamed the fatal crash on speeding and wrongful overtaking on the part of the Toyota driver.

She noted that the injured victims were taken to Famobis Hospital in Mowe while the bodies were deposited at Idera mortuary, Sagamu.

Okpe informed that the FRSC Sector Commander, Anthony Uga, cautioned motorists on speeding and poor judgment on overtaking.

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