Arraignment of tax defaulters
The CEO’s/Managing directors of Midtown Hotels Limited, Lakeshore Annex Hotels Limited and Nicen Paint Industries Limited located at Aba were, on Thursday, 18th May, 2017 arraigned before the Chief Magistrate Court sitting at Aba Judicial/Magistrate District for alleged contempt of court and their refusal to pay Abia State Property and Land Use Charge Fee (ABIAPLUC), due to Abia State Government.
The Chief Magistrate, Magistrate U.U Uche issued a warrant of arrest of the trio through the (Charge NO. MAS/MISC/BIR/2847/2017), for attempted contempt of breaking the chains with which the honorable court used in sealing the gates of their respective companies.
This order was made in line with section 133 (1) of the criminal code.
The Chief magistrate remanded them in prison pending when their taxes, fees and levies are fully paid to the State government.
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