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FIRS Boss Joseph Osagie Arrested For Bribery & Abuse Of Office

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FIRS Boss Joseph Osagie Arrested For Bribery & Abuse Of Office

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January 29, 2016 – FIRS Director Joseph Osagie Arrested For Bribery & Abuse Of Office

The EFCC has arrested Abumere Joseph Osagie, deputy director, regional tax office, Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS, in a case of abuse of office and bribery.

The suspect was picked following a complaint about his attempt to extort a university proprietor N5 million.
Osagie and Jamila Ojora had on January 27, 2016 allegedly approached Senator Ahmed Datti, the Chancellor of Baze University, Abuja and gave him a tax assessment of N20,029,496 through a letter of intent, which he paid.

However when he requested for the assessment certificate, they refused to oblige him. Instead they allegedly demanded for N5 million gratification.

All pleas by him fell on deaf ears. Consequently, he petitioned the EFCC, and was advised to play along.
Consequently, marked N5 million was delivered to the director through Ojora in a sting operation.

Ojora was arrested after she collected the N5m. He confession led to the arrest of Osagie.
The houses of the suspects were searched by operatives of the EFCC, and documents were recovered.

Investigations continue.
Wilson Uwujaren

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7 Comments

7 Comments

  1. Davo

    January 29, 2016 at 7:27 PM

    All office holder in nigerian are corrupt. all this arrest no one have be sentence so far, why na.

    • pa

      January 30, 2016 at 9:57 AM

      My brother you are so correct.

  2. Davo

    January 29, 2016 at 7:32 PM

    Jail all thieves in nigerian, that when I will give my kudos to EFCC.

  3. Amazon

    January 29, 2016 at 9:03 PM

    This people & their bribery palava. Pls arrest them all

  4. Olanrewaju

    January 30, 2016 at 9:12 AM

    If not for buhari,we won’t know almost all the people in office have shared our money. Now is the time to return the shared/stolen money

  5. R

    January 31, 2016 at 7:30 AM

    The issue is not returning the loot, but how has the loot benefitted the nigeria citizen?

  6. sola olaniyi

    February 1, 2016 at 11:40 AM

    arrest..so what next?

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