The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has not relented in their effort to recover all unpaid taxes as they stormed the offices of Costain West Africa Plc., First Deepwater Discovery Limited, CAT Construction Group Limited and OPI International Limited.

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has not relented in their effort to recover all unpaid taxes as they stormed the offices of Costain West Africa Plc., First Deepwater Discovery Limited, CAT Construction Group Limited and OPI International Limited.

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has not relented in their effort to recover all unpaid taxes as they stormed the offices of Costain West Africa Plc., First Deepwater Discovery Limited, CAT Construction Group Limited and OPI International Limited.

The team, led by Anita Erinne, stormed Costain West Africa office, located at 174, Funso Williams Avenue, off Apapa/Oshodi Expressway about 1p.m. yesterday. The offices were eventually shut down after 30 minutes of their arrival.

Costain West Africa Plc. has the debt of N2 billion in Company Income Tax, Value Added Tax and other taxes. While First Deepwater Discovery Limited, which has its location at 20, Ogunlana Drive, Surulere, has tax liabilities of N230 million, comprising withholding tax, education tax and value added tax. CAT

Construction Group Limited, located at 20C, Ogunlewe Street, off Ligali Ayorinde Street, Victoria Island, is owing N176 million in taxes.
OPI International Limited, located at UBA House, Marina, owes N3 million in company income tax and value added tax.

A top management staff of OPI intervened by pleading with the team to extend the period so as to be able to resolve all tax liabilities. But the leader of the team, Erinne did not consent as she ordered the sealing the office.

Also at the Building Materials International Market, Ogbunike , the offices of Shoelz International Limited was shut down over a tax debt of N32 million.

Others that were affected were: the enforcement exercise was Midfield West Africa Limited, which defaulted on a tax obligation of N11 million. Felixo International Hotel Limited in Oba was sealed for owing taxes totalling N15 million. Ekwenibe and Sons Trading Company Limited , Onitsha was shut over a tax liability of N78 million.

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