Delta State Board of Internal Revenue, BDIR, suffered harassment and disruption, Thursday, as it sealed twelve companies for tax liabilities ranging from N500,000 to N3,000,000 in Warri.
The exercise got to a head at a department store where the management watched as a mobile police guard fired his rifle to repel the DBIR enforcement team, which still sealed the expansive shop following altercation with one of the police guards at the business premises.
The DBIR Director of Enforcement and Compliance, Mr. Joel Ogege, who led the exercise, said, “The exercise was meant to sensitize the public on tax payment. Before the seal off, several notices including a court order had be delivered to affected defaulters.
“The experience was fruitful, except the ugly situation that happened in one of the companies. Resisting tax enforcement is unlawful. The law will find those who harassed us. The court will take a decision about their action. This exercise is continuous. Once you default, we send you to court and the court will decide your fate.”