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Suspected OPC Boys Attack Aregbesola's Aide, Tax Officials For Attempting To Seal-Off Dangote's Quarry

Men who were said to be working for a private local security operatives suspected to be members of Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) on Thursday attacked the Special Adviser to Governor Rauf Aregbesola on Tax and Revenue Matters, Barr. Gbenga Akano and other officials of Osun Internal Revenue Service at a quarry reportedly belonging to Alhaji Aliko Dangote.

Amiloaded gathered that the Osun Tax team while on visit to the quarry around Ajebandele, Ayedaade local government area of the state to seal the place for alleged tax default, were assaulted by the suspected OPC members.

Report has it that the company has been allegedly evading tax since it started operation on the land many years ago.

In his statement, the Special Adviser to the governor on Tax and Revenue Matters, Barr. Gbenga Akano explained that the company was owing about N1.5 billion tax.

Akano added that several letters had been written to the company but yielded no result.

The Special  Adviser said the team had gone to the quarry but was prevented by the suspected OPC members, numbering about 30.

He added that the private security operatives allegedly shot at the officials of the IRS, seized their phones and gadgets and harassed them.

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