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Pay n18m tax or risk jail term! lagos state Government warn Nollywood star Iyabo Ojo!

Iyabo Ojo

The Lagos State under Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has directed Nollywood star Iyabo Ojo to pay a total of N18,640,092.00 personal income tax within the next seven days. This was made known in a document released by the Lagos State Internal Revenue Service (LIRS) on Monday.

According to the document, the actress is to pay a tax due of N7,376,000.00 for the year 2022, which is combined with an outstanding payment of N11,264,092.00 from the 2021 income year. The document also added that she will face the wrath of the law and also be compelled to pay interest if she fails to pay.

While reacting to the circular, Iyabo Ojo criticized how the Lagos State Government calculate the tax amount. She said she has been paying taxes for her house, and businesses among other expenditures. She also added that she has already declared all her earnings at the office of the Lagos State Internal Revenue Service.


Iyabo Ojo made her displeasure known via her Instagram page. She was quoted by P.M News as saying;

“Governor Jide Sanwo-Olu please, how do you people come up with these outrageous personal income taxes you send on a daily basis?

“After paying for different types of taxes for one’s businesses, house and all, you still come up with all this huge amount and give me 7 days to pay up, lol. Last time, you people asked me to come to your office, I came, you asked me to explain and declare what I earn, which I did with my tax consultant, but no you did not respond to my letter, because you want me to pay you an outrageous amount that I do not have, make i go thief ni? I ask again, “How do you people come up with such outrageous bills?


“I don’t know how much you think I get paid. Hence, your team will come up with this conclusion.

“What have you people ever done for me as a government? NOTHING!!! I have single-handedly raised my kids and so many others, plus myself without a single penny from the government. Yet you feel so entitled to reaping over 100% from where you did not sow.

“I have worked, and I’m still working tirelessly to survive in this country without the support of the government, but yet you just sit in your office and come up with different outrageous bills. Nothing is working right in this country, but yet you feel the need to take from where you have not sworn. Since you guys insist, You can gladly come and close down my business, arrest me, jail me, or kill me for all I care, we all will die one day and I will never be afraid of what will eventually be everyone’s fate. What I do not have, I cannot give. I have no FEAR.”


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