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Federal Inland Revenue Service Seal Hotel Owned By Akume For Evading Tax

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A special enforcement team of the Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS, yesterday, sealed off Haf Haven Hotel in Makurdi allegedly owned by Mrs. Regina Akume, wife of the former Benue State governor, Senator George Akume, over tax evasion.

Repors say all efforts by Mrs. Akume to speak to the leader of the enforcement team to stop the process were rebuffed.

Also shut over unpaid taxes were Treaties Bukka and Gwalina Suites. Leader of the enforcement team, Mr. Chinazor Edeh, said the affected hospitality outlets were sealed over the failure of their respective management to remit an accumulated tax of over N69.5 million.

According to him, Haf Haven owed the FIRS an accumulated five-year company tax, education tax, hospitality tax and Value Added Tax, VAT, totaling N13.5 million.

Treaties Bukka, allegedly owed N52 million in unremitted Withholding Tax and VAT from 2013 to 2015.

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