5 Civil Servants Suspended In Ondo State For Alleged Tax Fraud

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Ondo State government has suspended five civil servants for allegedly involved in tax fraud of about N200m.

Consequently,the state police command has arrested the affected workers and one syndicate, Ayadi Orimisan that helped them to defraud the state government.

Parading the suspected tax fraudsters, the State Police Public Relations officer,(PPRO) Femi Joseph listed names of the civil servants as Mrs Oluwatoyin Abiodun, Ojo Ayodeji, David Omoyajowo, Isaac Solomon and Femi Tuki.

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They were alleged to be fond of issuing fake tax clearance, certificate of road worthiness and and fake driver’s licence.

The PPRO said they would be charged to court as soon as the police concluded its investigations.

Also speaking, the Special Special Assistant to the governor on special duties, Dr Doyin Odebowale said interim investigation had shown that the state government had been defrauded to the tune of N200m and that was why they were handed over to the police for prosecution.

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One of the suspects, Mrs Abiodun who confirmed that they had been suspended by the state civil service commission, however denied the allegation.

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