GOVERNMENT PRESS RELEASE
The attention of the Abia State Government has been drawn to the attack on the Abia State Internal Revenue Service (ABiRS) enforcement team by some keke operators in Aba along Aba-Owerri Road on Tuesday, December 1, 2020.
The State Government is currently investigating this unprovoked assault with a view to identifying the perpetrator and will ensure they are duly punished to serve as deterrence to others.
For avoidance of doubt, the general public is to note that ABiRS and its agents are empowered by relevant laws to enforce collection of all taxes, fees and levies due to the state Government.
Therefore, any transport union or individual(s) with the intention to cause disturbances in the State in order to stop collection of government revenues will be dealt with decisively in accordance to relevant laws of the country, as security personnel have been placed on red alert on this matter to apprehend and prosecute the perpetrators.
BARR. CHRIS EZEM
Secretary to Abia State Government