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FIRS: Tunde Fowler Dragged To Court, Asked To Vacate Office, Return Salaries by Islie: 6:23pm On Sep 28, 2019
By Wale Odunsi



A Federal High Court sitting in Kano State has ordered the appearance of the Chairman Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Mr Babatunde Fowler before it on October 7, 2019 to show cause why he should not be sacked for overstaying his tenure which expired on August 18, 2019.

The presiding judge of the High Court, Justice Lewis Allago, after hearing a plaintiff’s counsel, ordered that the defendant should be served in Abuja and filed their defence within five days.

In court documents obtained on Saturday by PRNigeria with Suit No FHC/KN/CS/141/2019, the FIRS Boss was dragged to Court over his continued stay in office after the expiration of tenure.

The Plaintiff, Mr. Stanley Okwara, in a suit filed on September 18, 2019 and obtained, also joined the Attorney General of the Federation as the second defendant.

In the originating summon, the two defendants were given 30 days to explain why Fowler who was appointed on the 20th August, 2015, has not ceased to hold office as the Chairman of FIRS after the 20th August, 2019 in accordance with the “decision of the Supreme Court…and having regard to the combined provisions of Sections 3(2) (a), Section 4(a) and Section 11 (a)” of the agency.

The Plaintiffs also sought to know whether the continuous stay of Fowler in the office “is not illegal in view of the decision of the Supreme Court in Ogbuinyinya & Ors. vs. Obi Okudo & Ors. (1979) All N.L.R. 105 and having regard to the combined provisions of Sections of the FIRS [Establishment] Act, 2007.

In the same vein, Okwara in the suit filed through Johnmary C. Jideobi & Co, sought other reliefs including: “A declaration that the 1st Defendant has ceased to hold office as the Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service after the 20th of August, 2019”; and that his continuous stay in the office is illegal.

He further sought “an order barring the 1st Defendant from further holding himself out as, laying claim to or exercising the powers and functions of, the Executive Chairman of Federal Inland Revenue Service unless he is re-appointed by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“An order directing the 1st Defendant to return forthwith to the Treasury Single Account of the Federation all the salaries, emoluments and such other kindred monetary benefits he has been drawing on the purse of the Federal Inland Revenue Service and file an affidavit of compliance within 14 days after the delivery of judgment in this suit.”

The Plaintiff also asked that Fowler be caused to obey any other decision that the Court may deem fit to make in the entire circumstances of the case


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Re: FIRS: Tunde Fowler Dragged To Court, Asked To Vacate Office, Return Salaries by JasonScoolari: 6:28pm On Sep 28, 2019
wink

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Re: FIRS: Tunde Fowler Dragged To Court, Asked To Vacate Office, Return Salaries by itsme01: 6:35pm On Sep 28, 2019
grin


Ganduje and El-Rufai are two of a kind Dunce(including thier Ibo lawyer), the imaginary Cabals are scheming but the west are 3 step ahead of them.. las las they are just a toothless bulldog

FIRS is in Tinubu's purse, same as Federal House of Rep Speakership, Vice Presidency, and Chairman of Nigeria Governors Forum,

Tinubu just cornered them without making any master move,
*You need house of rep to impeach Osinbajo, and Gbajabiamila holds swere
*Should you want FIRS Job you still gotta go through Gbajabiamila
..

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Re: FIRS: Tunde Fowler Dragged To Court, Asked To Vacate Office, Return Salaries by FarahAideed: 6:38pm On Sep 28, 2019
And we warned Dem but t they called us wailers

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Re: FIRS: Tunde Fowler Dragged To Court, Asked To Vacate Office, Return Salaries by PureGoldh(m): 6:47pm On Sep 28, 2019
This country matter Dey weak person sad There is fire on the mountain and no one seems to be running.

If you need Pure Original honey call or whatsapp me on the number attached to my signature below

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Re: FIRS: Tunde Fowler Dragged To Court, Asked To Vacate Office, Return Salaries by yarabag: 6:57pm On Sep 28, 2019
itsme01:
grin


Ganduje and El-Rufai are two of a kind Dunce


..

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Re: FIRS: Tunde Fowler Dragged To Court, Asked To Vacate Office, Return Salaries by FreelanceRebel: 7:03pm On Sep 28, 2019
Boo
overstaying his tenure which expired kee?
Wetin musa no go see for gate...

Like for Tacha Body omniscent
Share for Buhari's Body odour


#BringBackTacha wanna high with her stuff

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Re: FIRS: Tunde Fowler Dragged To Court, Asked To Vacate Office, Return Salaries by Racoon(m): 7:04pm On Sep 28, 2019
Perhaps the Buhari presidency cabal must have gotten a replacement so the scheming to ouster Babatunde Fowler may just be the smoke-screen to initiate the process.This was how they initiated the removal of the former-CJN Onneghen though he was corrupt.

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Re: FIRS: Tunde Fowler Dragged To Court, Asked To Vacate Office, Return Salaries by Miracle4Sure: 7:04pm On Sep 28, 2019
grin grin grin
Re: FIRS: Tunde Fowler Dragged To Court, Asked To Vacate Office, Return Salaries by 24kmagic(m): 7:04pm On Sep 28, 2019
Wtf
Re: FIRS: Tunde Fowler Dragged To Court, Asked To Vacate Office, Return Salaries by Nobody: 7:04pm On Sep 28, 2019
Omenka no mind Dem Jare ..na another fake y news from ipob and PDP..

North forcing sense on West... The shock is much ... .believing is admitting guilt..
So much denial everywhere...

We're getting closer to osibanjo... Then 2023.. when nature will make fun of those still sleeping on bike.

This is fake news after all

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Re: FIRS: Tunde Fowler Dragged To Court, Asked To Vacate Office, Return Salaries by Naughtysite: 7:04pm On Sep 28, 2019
cool

OK so when the Judgement goes to Fowler based on Technicalities and not merit.

You will drag the Judge to National Judicial Council. Crying Corruption.

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Re: FIRS: Tunde Fowler Dragged To Court, Asked To Vacate Office, Return Salaries by murphyibiam15(m): 7:04pm On Sep 28, 2019
I'm not perturbed, the the west feel the heat, the monster they created has come to hunt them..

for your information this is never a war against the south but against the west..

in Nigeria what we have is the north , west and east(SE,SS)

the war should continue

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Re: FIRS: Tunde Fowler Dragged To Court, Asked To Vacate Office, Return Salaries by waynejesus: 7:05pm On Sep 28, 2019
Nija and wahala
Re: FIRS: Tunde Fowler Dragged To Court, Asked To Vacate Office, Return Salaries by slapacha: 7:05pm On Sep 28, 2019
Tinubu pushed this man

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Re: FIRS: Tunde Fowler Dragged To Court, Asked To Vacate Office, Return Salaries by Dpharisee: 7:05pm On Sep 28, 2019
It's sad that some Yorubas continue to defend this Govt and even rain abuses on the Onakakanfo for speaking up about herdsmen and despite all glaring efforts to render Osinbajo and SW appointees irrelevant in the govt.

The reality is that the Cabal is done with Osinbajo, Tinubu and Fowler and needs to dispose of them quickly.
Osinbajo is currently a figure head VP no matter how the ZBs try to discredit those with contrary opinion on NL. Hmmmm! shocked

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Re: FIRS: Tunde Fowler Dragged To Court, Asked To Vacate Office, Return Salaries by Saviola6053: 7:07pm On Sep 28, 2019
Afonjas . How Market

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Re: FIRS: Tunde Fowler Dragged To Court, Asked To Vacate Office, Return Salaries by sonofElElyon: 7:07pm On Sep 28, 2019

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Re: FIRS: Tunde Fowler Dragged To Court, Asked To Vacate Office, Return Salaries by PureGoldh(m): 7:08pm On Sep 28, 2019
Pesin wey dey find wetin no loss go find wetin e no dey look for.

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Re: FIRS: Tunde Fowler Dragged To Court, Asked To Vacate Office, Return Salaries by Chubhie: 7:08pm On Sep 28, 2019
So it's true that the cabal are working overtime....

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Re: FIRS: Tunde Fowler Dragged To Court, Asked To Vacate Office, Return Salaries by glink2015: 7:09pm On Sep 28, 2019
Saviola6053:
Afonjas . How Market

Market is not fine at all...
But once bitten twice shy....

We will hibernate till 2022 to know where the pendulum is swinging to....


God pass them

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Re: FIRS: Tunde Fowler Dragged To Court, Asked To Vacate Office, Return Salaries by pat077: 7:10pm On Sep 28, 2019
I'm sure they want to replace him with a Fulani man

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Re: FIRS: Tunde Fowler Dragged To Court, Asked To Vacate Office, Return Salaries by VillageHead: 7:10pm On Sep 28, 2019
Wahala dey o!

Make nobody blame us for this o!

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Re: FIRS: Tunde Fowler Dragged To Court, Asked To Vacate Office, Return Salaries by A305: 7:10pm On Sep 28, 2019
The real criminals are in suite and tie. See my sig nature for that car.
Re: FIRS: Tunde Fowler Dragged To Court, Asked To Vacate Office, Return Salaries by wethebest(m): 7:11pm On Sep 28, 2019
The north taking over everywr. Tinubu nd his ass lickers eyes go clear soon.

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Re: FIRS: Tunde Fowler Dragged To Court, Asked To Vacate Office, Return Salaries by mechanics(m): 7:11pm On Sep 28, 2019
They should direct their anger on the president not him, the president that appoint him has the power to sack him.

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Re: FIRS: Tunde Fowler Dragged To Court, Asked To Vacate Office, Return Salaries by cyberguy72(m): 7:13pm On Sep 28, 2019
itsme01:
grin


Ganduje and El-Rufai are two of a kind Dunce, the imaginary Cabals are scheming but the west are 3 step ahead of them.. las las they are just a toothless bulldog

FIRS is in Tinubu's purse, same as Federal House of Rep Speakership, and Chiarman of Nigeria Governors Forum,,,


..
Time will tell...u hear!

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