Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has handed over two suspects allegedly involved in large scale fraud discovered at the Ekiti State Board of Internal Revenue Service to the police for investigation.
Also, the Chairman of the board, Mr Ropo Ogunjobi, has been sacked by the state government for negligence of duty.
Governor Fayose, while handling over the two suspects to the police authority led by the Commissioner of Police, Mr Etop John James, at the government house, called on the police to investigate the matter properly and charge offenders to court.
Fayose, who condemned the act of sabotage against the state, noted that while the state government was trying to improve the revenue base of the state, some government workers were stealing and sabotaging the efforts of the state government.
According to him, the perpetrators should be made to face the full wrath of the law.
The two suspects arrested are Omotayo Ojo, a revenue officer and Akinniyi Akinsola, a private printer, who printed some receipt booklets used by the officers to defraud government.
The governor, who warned people against paying money directly to any government official, said they should rather approach the banks for payments.
The two suspects said they have realised about N250,000 in the alleged scam but said they had shared the amount equally less than one month before the government introduced toll fees for tipper owners in the state.

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