Actress Iyabo Ojo has seven days to pay N18 million in taxes or risk going to jail


Iyabo Ojo, a well-known actress in Nollywood, has been given seven days by the Lagos State Government to pay N18,640,092.00 in personal income tax or face jail time.

In a letter to the actress, the Lagos government claimed that she owed N7,376,000.00 in taxes for the year 2022 and N11,264,092 in back taxes for the tax year 2021.

Responding to the letter on Monday, Iyabo Ojo criticised the method used to determine what she described as an exorbitant tax bill she received.

Sharing the picture of the bill on her Instagram page, she said: “@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 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?’

“What have you people ever done for me as a government? NOTHING. 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.”

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