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BREAKING: EFCC Grills Ex-FIRS Chair, Fowler Over Alleged Fraud



Babatunde Fowler

By Matthew Ogune, Abuja
Babatunde Fowler, former chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), is currently in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over alleged fraud.

Oasis Magazine learnt that Fowler was invited on Monday morning over an ongoing investigation involving Alpha Beta Consulting, a tax firm.

Fowler is currently being interrogated at the Lagos office of the EFCC.

Recall that nine senior officials of the agency were detained by the EFCC over alleged multi-billion naira fraud in 2019.

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

He was also accused of a lavish lifestyle, bankrolling extravagant parties and concerts in Lagos, poor corporate governance structures at the FIRS, poor audits at the FIRS, high handedness in office, diversion of funds, brazen corruption and awarding contracts to stooges and cronies.


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