(News) FIRS official, firm Convict for N14m scam @tj_shetade

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The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission has secured the conviction of a senior official of the Federal Inland Revenue Service, Mrs. Mubo Ikotun, and a company, Messrs Smith Nigeria Limited, for bribery and tax evasion.

A statement by the Resident Consultant (Media &Events), ICPC, Mr. Folu Olamiti, on Friday, said the conviction of the two was pronounced by a Lagos State High Court presided over by Justice O.A. WiIIiams in the suit with Charge No LCD/17/2008/ FRN v John Fagbemi and 4 others.

Messrs. Smith Nigeria Limited was convicted for allegedly bribing Ikotun (second accused) and some other staff members of the FIRS to reduce its tax liability from N13,938,985 to N441,653 in a fraudulent manner.

The company, according to the ICPC, got the tax relief through a fraudulent means and was issued a Tax Clearance Certificate upon paying the sum of N441, 635 to the FIRS.

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