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EFCC quizzes ex-FIRS Chairman Fowler over N100bn alleged tax evasion


Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a 30-year-old graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has invited a former Chairman of Federal Inland Revenue Services, FIRS, Babatunde Fowler, for interrogation over N100 billion tax evasion allegation.

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Recall that Mr Fowler was sacked by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019 after a query for “worsening tax revenues” since 2015.

Confirming the invitation to Daily Trust on Monday, the EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, said the allegation was levelled against Mr Fowler by a tax firm, Alpha Beta Consulting.

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