Mr. Babatunde Fowler, Ex-FIRS Executive Chairman

EFCC arrests ex-FIRS Executive Chairman Fowler for alleged N5bn fraud

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

For alleged misappropriation of taxpayers’ money while in office, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested Mr. Babatunde Fowler, a former Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS).

It was learnt Fowler was arrested in connection with an alleged N5billion fraud carried out while he headed the FIRS as its Executive Chairman.

The erstwhile FIRS chief is said to be undergoing interrogation at the anti-graft’s office in Lagos State.

Nine senior officials were detained by the EFCC over alleged multi-billion Naira fraud in 2019, according to report.

President Muhammadu Buhari had sacked Fowler in 2019 after he was issued a query for worsening tax revenues since 2015.

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