‘Arrest me, jail me, or kill me,’ – Nollywood actress calls out Gov Sanwo-Olu, LIRS over N18m tax bill


Popular Nigerian Actress and Entrepreneur, Iyabo Ojo, has called out Governor Sanwo Olu and the entire Lagos State Government over the outrageous tax bill sent to her.

The movie star took to Instagram to decry the billing and 7-day ultimatum given to her to pay up.

According to Iyabo, the Lagos State Internal Revenue Service (LIRS) did not reply her letter of complaint after honouring invitation to their office to declare her earnings.

She revealed how doing business has been really frustrating in the country and  queried where she should get such a huge amount of money from.

Iyabo added that she is ready to get arrested and jailed if the Lagos State government persist on tax collection.

Posting photos of the bill on her Instagram page moments ago, Iyabo Ojo wrote in a lengthy post;

“@Jidesanwoolu @lagosstategovt, 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 & 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 & declare what i earn, which i did, but noooooooooooooo you did not respond to my letter, bcos you want me to pay you an outrageous amount that i do not have …. make i go theif 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 & so many others, plus myself without a single denial 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 n close down my business, arrest me, jail me, or kill me for all i care …. we all will die one day & i will never be afraid of what will evantually be everones faith… what i do not have I can not give .”