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Federal Govt Arraigns South Koreans, Others For Assaulting FIRS Officials

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Federal Govt Arraigns South Koreans, Others For Assaulting FIRS Officials

By Abdullahi Ahmad Bamalli

Federal government has arraigned two South Koreans, Son Chun Gili, Jung Wookshin and three others before the Federal High Court in Lagos for attacking, assaulting, and detaining five officials of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS).

The foreigners were docked before the court alongside two Nigerians, Akeem Idowu, Chikwendu Emeka, and a company, Solpia Nigeria Limited, on a three-count charge of conspiracy, obstruction, and assault.

The prosecutor, Moses Idaho, had told the court that the defendants committed the offence at 46, Iju Road, in Lagos, on August 29, 2022.

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Idaho alleged that the victims of the crime were: Idogo Adah, Gbolagade Dada, Mustapha Ismail, Akingbade Olatunji, and Dayak Klinger.

The lawyer claimed that the FIRS Officials had visited the defendants’ office to scrutinise the company’s books and documents for tax evaluation.

He said the offence violated Sections 41(a) of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (Establishment) Act of 2007 and was punishable under Section 41(d) of the Federal inland Revenue Service (Establishment) Act 2007.

All the defendants, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

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