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Two banks sealed for non-payment of levies

10 April 2014, 11:02

Awka - The Anambra government on Wednesday sealed two commercial banks in Awka for allegedly failing to settle land charges.

The two commercial banks are Ecobank Plc and Skye Bank Plc located opposite the Government House in Awka and zik Avenue respectively.

The closure, carried out under the Anambra Property and Land Use Charge, followed a recent court order.

Addressing newsmen after the closure, the Head of Human Resources and Administration/Media in the organisation, Chinenye Okafor, said the banks and some residential buildings owed the state government more than N600 000.

Okafor alleged that the financial institutions deliberately ignored court summons and hearing notices served on them, saying that no representative was sent by them during the trial.

She said one of the banks, located opposite the Government House, Awka, owed N226 047 while the other located on Ziks Avenue, Awka, owed N238 077.

She said the money comprise tenement and ground rates, infrastructural development and maintenance fees.

-      NAN

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