Nollywood actress Iyabo Ojo has been asked to pay N18,640,092.00 by the Lagos state government as personal income tax.
She was also asked to pay the money within seven days or face the consequences.
According to the Lagos government, Ojo has a tax liability of N7,376,000.00 for 2022 and an outstanding liability of N11,264,092 for the 2021 income year.
In a swift reaction, the actress faulted the process at which the tax amount was reached while insisting that she would not be paying anything.
She added that she is ready to face any consequences.
‘After paying for different types of taxes for one’s businesses, house and 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 noooooooooooooo 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 theif ni?
She lamented that the government has never done anything for her and has no reason to demand from her.
“What have you people ever done for me as a government? NOTHING!!! I have single-handedly raised my kids and many others, plus myself. 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 and close down my business, arrest me, jail me, or kill me for all I care.
“We all will die one day, and I will never be afraid of what will eventually be everyone’s faith… what I do not have, I can not give. I have no FEAR.”