Residents, private car owners and taxi drivers were yesterday startled as some touts who disguised as revenue agent stormed the Mile 3 Area of port Harcourt demand to collect parking fees from motorist.
This incident which caused a pandemonium this morning alert men of the mile 3 police station who called on the Rivers State Government to urgently investigate the activities of some individuals who are posing as Agents of Internal Revenue Board to collect two hundred naira as parking permit along Abuja Bypass-Goat-Seller road within Mile three Diobu Port Harcourt.
Our correspondent who visited the area was told by the rattled and angry motorist that fight erupted between the suspected fake revenue agents clashed with some of the drivers, they said Agents with branded shirt of Rivers State Internal Revenue Board stormed the area and demanded for two-hundred-naira parking permit.
Some of the drivers who spoke to our correspondent said their refusal to pay the money follows the ongoing announcement by the Revenue board to members of the public not to patronize fake agents of the board with branded uniform who go about to issue tickets in the name of the board.
Some of the taxi drivers said they woke up this morning to see some men who pose as agents of the board, collecting money with ticket from anyone who park vehicle along the road and deflecting vehicle of those who refused to pay which they said was contrary to the recent position of the board just as they called for clarification from the Revenue board.
When our correspondent approached the leader of the agent who identified himself as ANAYOR he directed us to contact his boss who also directed that we get clarification about their job from the Rivers State Internal Revenue Board.