“What have you people done to me” – Iyabo Ojo calls out Lagos state over N18m tax bill (Video)

Popular Nollywood actress Iyabo Ojo, has gone to social media to call out Lagos state under the government of Babajide Sanwo-Olu over tax bill of N18 million.

Iyabo, in an Instagram post on Monday, shared documents of a personal income tax letter and expressed her frustration with the exorbitant amount demanded by the government. The Lagos state government accused her of owing N7,376,000.00 tax for the year 2022 and N11,264,092 in back taxes for the 2021 tax year.

In response to the letter, Iyabo Ojo voiced out her anger directly to Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu and the Lagos state government, demanding explanation to the hefty tax bill. 

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She questioned the basis for such high personal income taxes and criticised the lack of transparency in the calculation process. The actress referred to a previous encounter where she complied with the government’s request to explain her earnings and declare her income but received no response.

Taking to her Instagram post, she wrote, “@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.”

Checkout the post/video below:

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The post triggered massive reactions as commenters shared their thoughts on social media. Some reactions are shown below:

mr____pato said, “People pay more and don’t even bring it online, No big deal”.

iamjosh__xx said, “Go and pay your tax and stop embarrassing urself online,it will be nice you post the last time you paid tax ,all these developed countries work because they pay their tax regularly”.

somoland_jacks said, “Mumu people, always putting sentiment in everything, people living abroad will tell how much they pay on income tax. You think foreign countries don’t task their citizens? Please go pay your tax and stop this Internet BS.”

otr_wineandfruitsplace’s said, “You all go to another country and pay taxes back to back, I know you people will say, it’s a WORKING COUNTRY, well a working country Start by paying taxes”.

dupeakinade said, “It’s called payback, that’s how politics work, not supporting d government tho, but she can’t deny she haven’t benefited from the administration, Yankee never slam you with tax before 😂, she’s worth hundreds of millions na, she said that herself 😂, you don’t go hard on the opposition to chase clout especially the one u don chop from, most of you saying trash here would do more than that, most of you will not even allow ur foes breathe , let her face it , God will help her 👏”.

itzthoyuz said, “Your online family that you’ve cried to will help you pay abi? All these yeyebrities with zero common sense. Have your tax consultants write them again instead of coming online to constitute nuisa@nce!”

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