Tax Fraud: Gov Ikpeazu Set To Vacate Office?

By KayCee January 26, 2016 20:39

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia state may be sent parking from the government house over alleged fraudulent payment of taxes that enabled his qualification to contest the governorship election in the state.

According to a report on Sahara Reporters, the Nigerian Supreme Court has ordered the Federal High Court to retry the case challenging the fraudulent payment of taxes of Governor Ikpeazu before the April 11 governorship election in the state.

It was gathered that some of his opponents in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) led by Obasi Uba Ekagbara and Chukwuemeka Mba had approached the Federal High court over the eligibility of Governor Ikpeazu to contest in the primary election conducted for governorship aspirants of the party in the state during the last election in 2015.

Ikpeazu’s opponents had alleged that he did was ineligible to contest as he did not pay his taxes of years 2011, 2012 and 2013 as at when due.

The plaintiff alleged that allegedly Ikpeazu’s payment for the three years were paid on the same day. They faulted the authenticity of Ikpeazu’s tax clearance certificate and the information contained in his INEC “Form CF100″.


Gov. Ikpeazu stands at a risk of vacating the office of the governor of Abia state should he be found guilty in the pre-election case at the Federal High Court.



By KayCee January 26, 2016 20:39