-How Staff allegedly defiled 13-year-Old girl

-As BIR Boss threatens  media outfit for exposing rots in the system

The last is yet to be heard about the reprehensible and scandalous actions of staff of the Imo Internal Revenue Service (IIRS) who seem to have vowed to always be in the news for the wrong reasons. The latest development is about how a security man attached to the revenue generating agency allegedly defiled a 13 year old girl who prior to the unfortunate incident, was a virgin.

Investigation by Nigeria Watchdog Newspaper reveals that the 13 year old girl, (name withheld) was sent by her aunty to clean up the restaurant which she operates inside the premises of IIRS.

According to a source who pleaded anonymity, “when the 13 year old innocent victim entered the premises of IIRS, the security man who obviously took advantage of the fact that the premises was deserted pounced on his victim and  had carnal knowledge of her despite efforts to free herself.”

“The victim’s aunty, having waited more than necessary for her return, became anxious and agitated. She was about going to look for her when she eventually returned, looking gloomy. When she was asked the reason for coming back late, she opened upon and explained in details, how the security man, grabbed and forcefully defiled her.”

It was also gathered that, “when the matter was reported to the management of IIRS by the victim’s aunty, they, did everything possible to cover it up, but three of the Governor’s cousins in the establishment, promptly reported the incident to the police who swung into action. But before their arrival,the security man had absconded and has since then, remained at large.”

Recall, that Nigeria Watchdog Newspaper had earlier in some of its publications reported several cases of alleged sexual harassment by top management staff of IIRS. A case in point is the one which highlighted how one Mr “FIGURES,”  a top management staff of the agency was caught pants down with a female staff whose husband is based in Ghana.

 The report also x-rayed how the said, “Mr Figures” often  threatened female staff of the agency with indefinite suspension and termination If they failed to yield to his demand. 

Continuing, the source said, “it is confounding and disheartening that despite the the litany of scandalous reports, the state government has continued to keep quiet about the damaging scenario thereby giving the impression that Mr FIGURES as he is popularly called is as untouchable as he often claims. “FIGURES has always boasted that with  his closeness to the Commissioner for Finance, Dr Doris Anite, he can do anything and get away with it.”

However, the IIRS, has in its effort to intimidate the press and compel them to desist from exposing the rot in the agency, slammed some vocal newspaper outfits with outrageous demand notices in a bid to shut them down.

A recent text message by the embattled chairman of IIRS, Dr Ifeanyi Okeke sent to a journalist confirms that most of his actions and that of the IIRS as regards the issue of outrageous demand notices are not aimed at generating revenue for the state but motivated by the urge for vendetta.

The text message in question reads, “your newspaper has refused to pay its statutory levies and taxes to Imo state since inception and has the temerity to publish lies and falsehood against the agency.”

When contacted, Emma Alozie, S.A Media to the IIRS Chairman, Ifeanyi Okeke, said, no staff of the agency is involved in a rape scandal. He however, confirmed the report but stressed that the culprit is not an employee of IIRS but a staff of a security  company contracted  by the revenue agency.

According to him, “the security man is at large. Let it be on record that the IIRS is not shielding him and would not shield any staff who engages in any unwholesome and criminal act or conduct. As far as we are concerned here, any staff found culpable will face the consequences of his or her actions. It would therefore be uncharitable for media to link IIRS with the alleged defilement of a minor, though the incident occurred within the premises of IIRS.”