The Delta State Board Of Internal Revenue Clash With The Heritage Energy Nigeria Limited

The Delta State Board Of Internal Revenue Clash With The Heritage Energy Nigeria Limited

The main office of Heritage Energy Nigeria Limited Edjeba, Warri, was sealed on Tuesday by officials from the Delta State Board of Internal Revenue Warri.

According to the correspondent, the corporation was sealed in accordance with a court order after it failed to pay the Delta state Board of Internal Revenue the sum of 38 million,900 naira in tax.

On September 28, 2021, a Revenue Court in Delta State, Nigeria, with suit number CW/295/2021, ordered the Delta State Board of Internal Revenue to seize the premises of Heritage Energy Operation Services Limited Nigeria for failing to pay tax in the amount of 38 million, 900,000 naira.

Armed with a copy of the judgement, enforcement officials of Board of Internal Revenue, Warri accompanied by officials of the court and security agents stormed the Edjeba Shell Gate which houses Heritage Energy services Limited Nigeria on Tuesday morning.

There was, however, a mild drama at the gate, as they were prevented from entering the premises by security operatives attached to the company.

After about two hours of heated argument, they were allowed in to the premises of the company where Board of Internal Revenue sealed up the premises with a stern warning that the seal should not be broken.

Assistant Director Government, Enforcement and compliance, Delta state Board of Internal Revenue, Mr Chris Edhughoro, said the seal-up was part of a court order as a result of the company failure to pay its taxes.

He noted that Delta State Government needs internally generated revenue to drive its SMART Agenda, hence the need for enforcement.

Mr Edhughoro urged Deltans and establishments in the state to pay their taxes as at when due to avoid arrest or seal-up of their premises.

He stated that the enforcement exercise continues.

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