In its avowed commitment towards stemming the tide of illegal revenue collections, harassing and extortion of money from innocent citizens in Anambra, the police Wednesday made a haul of thirteen more suspects.
Hiding under the collection of internally generated revenue for the state the suspects hit the road defrauding people. However, luck ran out of them when the police patrol teams led by the Area Commander Onitsha, Acp John Ogbuagbaka nabbed them.
Our correspondent who arrived at the police station confirmed that the suspects were apprehended and interrogated by the criminal investigative department.
However, the suspects voluntarily confessed to the offence and claimed they were hired by one “Jonjoloko” to either collect or enforce the collections of revenue on behalf of government
However, that brought the number of suspects arrested for illegal revenue collections so far to twenty nine (29) within three days and the operation is still ongoing. Earlier sixteen persons it would be recalled was paraded by the command
The Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO) of Anambra State Police Command, CSP Haruna Mohammed had earlier briefed media men on the issue.
The operation was in compliance with Anambra State Government directives on the 7th December, 2020 banning all forms of illegal revenue collections by persons claiming to be State revenue agents or officials.
Suspects would be brought to book as soon as investigations are concluded.
Consequently, the Command warns that anybody found engaging in such acts should be ready to face the full wrath of the law. The command will continue to pursue the hoodlums until they refrain from criminal activities or relocate from the State.