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Fashola accuses Jimi Agbaje of tax evasion

29 January 2015, 11:15

Lagos - Lagos State governor, Babatunde Fashola, has accused Jaykay Pharmacy, owned by the governorship candidate of the PDP, Jimi Agbaje of owing the state N1.6 million as unpaid land use charges, Sun reports

Fashola made the disclosure at the 8th Annual Lagos State taxation Stakeholders’ Conference held in Ikeja.

Also read: APC rejects Agbaje's victory

Fashola, who explained that Land Use Charge was a consolidated tax combining ground rent and tenement rate, said tax is prescribed by the 1999 constitution. It states that it shall be the duty of every citizen to declare its income to the appropriate and lawful agency; and pay the required tax promptly.

The governor declared that the pharmacy paid LUC in 2013 and 2014 because the management and the candidate of the PDP realized that the election would be holding in 2015.

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