N22m Scandal: Fresh Trouble For Abia Internal Revenue Boss, Celestine Agbara As He is Accused of Extortion, Conspiracy and Obstruction of Justice

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CELESTINE AGBARA

This is not the best of times for Chairman Abia State Internal Revenue Services Chairman Mr Celestine Agbara. Recall that just a few days ago, a security personnel attached to Abia State Internal Revenue Taskforce allegedly shot and killed An Abian at Timber Market while on revenue enforcement.

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This time he is been accused of Extortion Conspiracy and obstruction of justice by another Abian Engr. Kalu Prince Onuoha. In a petition sent to The AIG Zone 9 Police Command and obtained by AbiaPulseNews, Engr Onuoha accused Abia internal Revenue Boss of illegally terminating his contract with AIRS after he had paid in a whopping sum of Twenty Two Million Naira into Government designated account.

According to Engr. Onuoha, in 2019 Abia Internal revenue service gave out the emblem job for Two Million Naira and in 2020 it was given out for same amount. He further stated that within a space of 3,months (January – March 2021) his company (D’Samaritan Exquisite Multiple Services Ltd) was able remit Twenty Million Naira into AIRS account.

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He further accused the Abia Internal revenue Boss of conniving and conspiring with another agent one Mr Celestine Afam from Anambra State to rid him off the job by leveling and unfounded and false allegations of forgery against him, using the said Celestine Afam and his criminal gang to harass innocent Abians.

He accused Mr Celestine Agbara of extortion as he had continued to harass innocent motorists who legally obtained the AIRS emblems for which the money has been remitted into Government accounts.

When contacted, Engr Onuoha’s sales and enforcement leader in Aba, Dr.Sir Stephen Ukpai confirmed the Allegations against Mr Celestine Agbara & Mr Celestine Afam of Anambra state,and as well presented another Petition which he personally signed against the duo bothering on threat to life, Cultism, Corruption and action capable to cause breach of Peace in the state. We made several attempts to reach Abia Internal Revenue Boss but he never picked nor returned his calls.

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Information available to us as at press time is that the AIG in his usual bid to forestall a breakdown of law and order invited the revenue Boss for questioning, an invitation which the revenue boss shunned.

 We will bring updates as things unfold.

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