Tax Violations: FIRS Seals Peter Obi’s Company

The Federal Inland Revenue Services, FIRS, has sealed the Onitsha warehouse of Next international company, owned by the Presidential candidate of Labour Party, Peter Obi over tax debt.

This is in line with the agency’s mandate to ensure that all registered companies in the country pay tax.

It was gathered that Obi’s company reportedly owes FG N20.4million in tax remittances since 2006 having failed to pay Company Income Tax, Withholding Tax and Education Tax within the period.

In Kano State, the FIRS enforcement team, led by Umar Garba, sealed Sani Brothers Transport Company Limited, Triumph Nigeria Limited, Multi System Nigeria Limited and NorthWest Cable Manufacturers Limited.

The companies owe the country N12. 3million, N6.5million, N3.3million and N5.8million respectively in tax remmitances.

Also in Lagos state, the enforcement team sealed the offices of Secure ID Limited, situated at 2 Olawale Dawodu Street, Ikoyi, over a tax debt of N151million.