Ekiti Denies Locking Up Pupils Over Tax, Says Reports Incorrect

Ekiti Government has refuted reports claiming that its tax officials locked up a private primary school in Ado Ekiti, the state capital, and made the pupils of the school suffer for hours.

Mr. Wale Omole, the Commissioner for Information and Values Orientation denied the allegation in a statement he made available to newsmen in Ado Ekiti, PM News reports.

Social media reports, earlier on Wednesday had claimed that officials of the State Revenue Service locked the gate of a private nursery and primary school in Ado Ekiti over the alleged failure of the school’s management to pay its income tax.

The Commissioner described the reports of school children being locked up over refusal of their school’s management to pay tax as incorrect. The commissioner maintained that the present government would never do such to young children under any circumstance.

”The attention of the government of Ekiti State has been drawn to a viral video alleging that enforcement officers of the Ekiti State Internal Revenue Service sealed off a private school, with children inside.