Lagos Charges Celebrity Businesswoman With Tax Evasion

The Lagos State Government has filed an alleged tax evasion charge against an interior designer and businesswoman, Ehizogie Ogbebor.
It alleged in 12 counts that Ogbebor, who is popular on social media, refused to pay personal income tax to the internal revenue service within the time stipulated by law since 2014.
The government said the defendant’s alleged act contravened sections 41 and 94 (1) of the Personal Income Tax Act, 2004 and sections 56(a) (b) of the Lagos State Revenue Administration Law, 2006

When the matter came up on Monday before the Lagos State High Court sitting at the Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS), prosecution counsel, A. I. Alli, told Justice Yetunde Adesanya that he had a motion on notice dated May 10, 2023, seeking an order of the court to effect substituted service on the defendant.

“We seek the leave of this court for substituted service to paste the notice on the last known address of the defendant at Lekki Phase 1, Lagos,” Alli said