According to report, some people have been collecting tax from the citizen which is not from the government, so the governor of Cross River State, Ben Ayade, yesterday fulfilled his promise by taking legal action and arrest those involving in the bad act.
The enforcement began yesterday by Cross River Anti Tax Agency led by its Chairman, Bishop Emma Isong, in collaboration with office of the state security Adviser and Anti-Cult and Kidnapping Squad.
All the team mention above moved around Calabar metropolis yesterday arresting illegal tax collectors as well as ticket sellers.
Report claim that about 12 offenders got arrested and would be prosecuted immediately through the special courts created for that purpose.
The 12 people arrested with various illegal tickets for the purpose of extorting unsuspecting taxi drivers, keke riders among others.
Isong which is the Chairman of the anti-tax agency, said the enforcement of Governor Ayade’s anti tax law has taken effect, he added, as you can see that we are all on the streets this early morning to arrest those flouting the government’s order on illegal tolls and all of them charged to court immediately.
“We only enjoin Cross Riverians to go about their lawful businesses and report to the agency anybody found in the sales of tickets, collection of taxes from keke, taxi and low income earners,” he said.