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Anambra Govt Denies Involvement of its Revenue Officials in Oba Road CrashBy Our Reporter



The Anambra State Government has denied involvement of revenue officials in the recent tragic accident involving multiple vehicles at Oba in Idemili South Local Government Area.

The state government in a statement issued through the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Soludo, Mr. Christian Abụ time, dismissed speculative reports about the incident as false.

Aburime wrote: “It has come to our attention that certain individuals are spreading false information, claiming that the accident was caused by the operations of Anambra State government revenue officials.

“We categorically state that this allegation is completely untrue. Government revenue officials do not conduct operations on Sundays, and they were not present at the scene of the accident.

“The cause of the accident has been traced to a vehicular brake failure of a truck sloping down to Oba and Onitsha from Owerri axis, leading to the multiple accidents and the associated fatalities.

“Moreover, the government revenue service has not authorised anyone or agent for the purposes of revenue collection on the highways, either on State or Federal roads, not to mention weekends.

According to Aburime, all government revenue partners can be identified with identification cards and numbers, and the public is entitled to request for the photograph shots of all government revenue agents and field officers for authentication purposes.

“The public is hereby advised to call any of the following telephone lines if anyone has reasons to doubt or suspect the authenticity of any state government revenue personnel: 07066727750, 09053234816, 090166905784, 08083066051, 08178070000.

The Chief Press Officer disclosed that Governor Soludo has vowed that, aside the mechanical factor of brake failure, illegal agents found operating on the highways within the State will be arrested and prosecuted

“As always, Anambra State Government under the leadership of Governor Chukwuma Charles Soludo remains committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of its citizens.”

“While extending sympathies to the families affected by this unfortunate incident, the state government denied the involvement of its revenue officials in activities leading to it.

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