Jimoh Ibrahim Arrested Over N6.8 Billion Tax Fraud

Published On: November 18, 2013, 4:01 pm
Author: Victor A. Ofoma
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-- (m) at 18-11-2013 04:01PM

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Naijapals just learned that the Special Enforcement  Unit of Federal Inland Revenue Service has arrested shady businessman, Jimoh Ibrahim, over a tax fraud that runs into N6.8 billion.

Sources within the unit told Naijapals that Mr. Ibrahim was picked up today and is currently under detention at the offices of the agency.

According to one source, “We are investigating a case where Chief Ibrahim, defrauded the federal government to the tune of N6.8 billion.

He is in our custody, we take intend to take a statement from the suspect under caution”, he added.

One of our sources said Mr. Mr. Ibrahim have been evading agents of the unit for some time but disclosed that the eventually caught up with him in his hotel room in NICON Luxury Hotel where he was arrested this afternoon in Abuja.

Mr. Ibrahim emerged into national prominence under former President Olusegun  Obasanjo, where he was frequently described as an insurance magnate after a questionable sale of the state owned NICON insurance company to Mr. Ibrahim.

He subsequently became a player in the media industry through the controversial purchase of Newswatch magazine and also as a proprietor of Air Nigeria. An airline closed down last year due to safety concerns and Ibrahim’s inability to meet financial obligations to staff, lessors and maintenance engineers and aircraft parts suppliers.

After Mr. Ibrahim’s purchase of Newswatch, the original directors, including Ray Ekpu, accused Mr. Ibrahim of hijacking Newswatch without meeting the terms of acquisition as a majority stakeholder.
 
His troubles in aviation sector came to light when one of his top level employee, John Nnorom turned into a whistleblower and disclosed to Naijapals of the airline’s extensive violation of maintenance standards and financial fraud.
 
Also, Aersale an aircraft lease company sued him in New York court seeking a huge payment representing Air Nigeria unpaid obligations under the term of the lease.

Mr.Ibrahim is known to have extensive political connection with former President Obasanjo as well top members of the Goodluck Jonathan regime.


-- ChrisYan (m) at 18-11-2013 05:15PM
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According to a report to an online source, the Special Enforcement Unit of Federal Inland Revenue Service has arrested billionaire businessman, Jimoh Ibrahim, over a tax fraud that runs into N6.8b.
Sources within the unit told Saharareporters that Mr. Ibrahim was picked up today and is currently under detention at the offices of the agency.
According to one source, “We are investigating a case where Chief Ibrahim, defrauded the federal government to the tune of N6.8 billion. He is in our custody, we take intend to take a statement from the suspect under caution”, he added.
One of our sources said Mr. Mr. Ibrahim have been evading agents of the unit for some time but disclosed that the eventually caught up with him in his hotel room in NICON Luxury Hotel where he was arrested this afternoon in Abuja.

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-- Olagistt (m) at 18-11-2013 05:38PM
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According to a report by Sahara Reporters, the Special Enforcement Unit of Federal Inland Revenue Service has arrested billionaire businessman, Jimoh Ibrahim, over a tax fraud that runs into N6.8b.
Sources within the unit told Saharareporters that Mr. Ibrahim was picked up today and is currently under detention at the offices of the agency.
According to one source, “We are investigating a case where Chief Ibrahim, defrauded the federal government to the tune of N6.8 billion. He is in our custody, we take intend to take a statement from the suspect under caution”, he added.
One of our sources said Mr. Mr. Ibrahim have been evading agents of the unit for some time but disclosed that the eventually caught up with him in his hotel room in NICON Luxury Hotel where he was arrested this afternoon in Abuja.

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-- Noble12 (m) at 18-11-2013 05:43PM
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I c
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-- gmarley (m) at 18-11-2013 05:49PM
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thieves
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-- winace (f) at 18-11-2013 05:56PM
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Everythg he has is stolen from nigeria na. Dis one is jt part of it.
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-- odprince (m) at 18-11-2013 05:59PM
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both the security and the man are criminals...............there will never be peace in Nigeria again,as long as those evil men still alive.......common electricity we don't have...shameless leaders
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-- dickman2 (m) at 18-11-2013 06:11PM
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ok na.
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-- asakula100 (m) at 18-11-2013 06:18PM
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According to a report by Sahara Reporters, the Special Enforcement Unit of Federal Inland Revenue Service has arrested billionaire businessman, Jimoh Ibrahim, over a tax fraud that runs into N6.8b.

    Sources within the unit told Saharareporters that Mr. Ibrahim was picked up today and is currently under detention at the offices of the agency.

    According to one source, “We are investigating a case where Chief Ibrahim, defrauded the federal government to the tune of N6.8 billion. He is in our custody, we take intend to take a statement from the suspect under caution”, he added.

    One of our sources said Mr. Mr. Ibrahim have been evading agents of the unit for some time but disclosed that the eventually caught up with him in his hotel room in NICON Luxury Hotel where he was arrested this afternoon in Abuja.

sourceOlokunbolablessing.blogspot.com/2013/11/billionaire-businessman-jimoh-ibrahim.html
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-- micc (m) at 18-11-2013 06:20PM
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Ok na
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-- ajanni (m) at 18-11-2013 06:38PM
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N6.8 billion?
na wa ooooooooooo
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-- Shegzan (m) at 18-11-2013 06:47PM
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Oops#

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-- cocoeni (f) at 18-11-2013 06:54PM
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NAWAOOO
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-- Onyibochukwu (m) at 18-11-2013 07:05PM
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poster even my illiterate grand mother will not report something like dis, to start with your talking of an organization registered with cac as limited liability, so there is a process and ranks. it was not registered in Jimoh ibrahim's name, he can never be arrested for tax evasion rather his company will be penalized ok! try and go back to school pls. Ewu nama!   and try to pick your words when you talk of people in the open there is what is called deformation of character Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
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-- Wysetots (m) at 18-11-2013 07:13PM
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Bad man
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-- Wysetots (m) at 18-11-2013 07:15PM
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Bad man
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-- Senegal (m) at 18-11-2013 07:36PM
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good
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-- zoe61 (f) at 18-11-2013 08:05PM
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all of u that is looting and milking nigerian dry will pay one by one beause u ppl will never no peace
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-- petrick10 (m) at 18-11-2013 08:15PM
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Rich thief
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-- asigwe (m) at 18-11-2013 08:45PM
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With one or two phone calls, he is walking  the streets of Abuja a free man.
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