Revenue (DBIR) has arrested a Lebanese businessman, a bank official and
several others for alleged non-remittance of income taxes collected on
behalf of the government. It was gathered that the Managing Directors of Laila Mechanical
Engineering Services and Contracting Company (LAMESCO), Warri, Carlos
Elias, a member of staff of Vincelo Nigeria Limited were quizzed by the
police and DBIR officials over the allegation.
were part of the board’s decision to enforce the recovery of the debt
owed it by companies and banks. He said: “We have arrested them and we are taking them to the police headquarters in Asaba.” But, Elias said he was not arrested but “invited following a misunderstanding with DBIR, which we are clarifying.”