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Tax evasion: Jos North challenges court judgement on N180m debt


Jos North Local Government on Monday challenged the judgement of a Jos Federal High Court directing it to pay N179.8 million being debt owed the Plateau Board of Internal Revenue (BIR).

The board had, on April 12, through its counsel, Gideon Kutu, sued the council for allegedly owing it N189. 3 million, being arrears of unremitted tax covering the period of 2005 to 2010.

Kutu had prayed the court to compel the council to pay the said amount, which he said was un-remitted Pay As You Earn (PAYE).

Although there was no counsel representing the council on that day, one Dayi Yohana, the council’s litigation officer, told the court that N9 million, out of the amount, had been paid to the board, leaving a balance of N179.8 million.

Yohana produced two installment payment receipts of N6 million and N3.7 million to confirm his claim