Chairman, Lagos Board of Internal Revenue and Chief Executive, Lagos Internal Revenue Service (LIRS), Mr. Olufolarin Ogunsanwo, has been sacked from office. Ogunsanwo succeeded Mr. Tunde Fowler, who was appointed Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS).
An internal memo communicating Ogunsanwo’s departure from the revenue-collection agency was dated 26th August and signed by J. Aina, Board Secretary, the memo told staff that Ogunsanwo was proceeding on retirement from 25 August and had handed over to Mrs. Akintola Bolaji, Director, Tax Audit.
According to online media platform SaharaReporters, Ogunsanwo early exit after 11 months could be related to the N4.2 billion he couldn’t account for belonging to the agency.
Governor Akinwunmi Ambode had given him a query when he wasn’t impressed with Ogunsanwo’s response. He was told to proceed on compulsory leave pending the conclusion of investigations into the sum unaccounted for.
During the investigation, Ogunsanwo was alleged to have refunded the sum of N1.2 billion and he summarily dismissed.