Anambra Govt Refutes Claims of Revenue Officials’ Involvement in Oba Road Accident

The Anambra State Government has formally addressed the tragic accident involving multiple vehicles in Oba, Idemili South Local Government Area.

While extending sympathies to the affected families, the state government categorically denied the involvement of its revenue officials in the events leading to the incident.

In an official release signed by Christian Aburime, Press Secretary to the Anambra State Governor, it was clarified that the accident was caused by a brake failure on a truck descending from the Owerri axis towards Oba and Onitsha, resulting in multiple collisions and fatalities.

The statement emphasized that claims implicating government revenue officials were false.

The state government assured the public that its revenue officials do not operate on Sundays and were not present at the scene.

Details of the statement below:

It has come to our attention that certain individuals are spreading false information, claiming that the accident was caused by the operations of Anambra State government revenue officials.

We categorically state that this allegation is completely untrue. Government revenue officials do not conduct operations on Sundays, and they were not present at the scene of the accident.

The cause of the accident has been traced to a vehicular brake failure of a truck sloping down to Oba and Onitsha from the Owerri axis, leading to multiple accidents and associated fatalities.

Moreover, the government revenue service has not authorized anyone or agent for revenue collection on the highways, either on State or Federal roads, not to mention weekends.

All government revenue partners can be identified with identification cards and numbers, and the public is entitled to request photograph shots of all government revenue agents and field officers for authentication purposes.

The public is hereby advised to call any of the following telephone lines if anyone has reasons to doubt or suspect the authenticity of any state government revenue personnel: 07066727750, 09053234816, 090166905784, 08083066051, 08178070000.

However, Governor Soludo has vowed that, aside from the mechanical factor of brake failure, illegal agents found operating on the highways within the State will be arrested and prosecuted

As always, the Anambra State Government under the leadership of Governor Chukwuma Charles Soludo remains committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of its citizens.

Christian Aburime
Press Secretary to Anambra State Governor
June 2, 2024


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