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Delta revenue board scribe accused of earning ‘illegal salaries’

By Austin Ogwuda

Asaba—BARELY one month after Delta State Government uncovered 17 ghost workers drawing N50,000 per month, a group of protesters stormed the state House of Assembly, yesterday, accusing the Secretary to the State Board of Internal Revenue of allegedly receiving salary in two different organisations.

The protesters, under the aegis of Okpe Awareness and Integrity Network, in a petition submitted to the Speaker of the state Assembly, called for an investigation into the matter.

Spokesman of the group, Mr. Milverton Enajero, said: “The Secretary to the Board was appointed into office as Legal Adviser attached to the Majority Leader, Delta State House of Assembly in July 2007 and was in July 2009 appointed as Secretary to the Delta State Board of Internal Revenue.

By this new appointment, he was supposed to resign from his previous appoint-ment as Legal Adviser, stop collecting remuneration and then made to refund all those monies illegally earned.”

Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Mr. Peter Onwusanya, who was represented by the member representing Burutu II constituency, Mr. Kennedy Daubry, who addressed the protesters, assured them that the petition “will not be swept under the carpet as the issues raised will be thoroughly investigated.”


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