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N30tn revenue loss: Senate orders 13 firms to appear on Monday or face sanction

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The Senate Joint Committee on Customs, Excise and Tariff and Marine Transport yesterday gave Dana Group and 12 other companies allegedly involved in N30 trillion revenue scam up till Monday to appear before it or face the full wrath of the law.

In a statement issued in Abuja, the Chairman of the committee, Sen. Hope Uzodinma, said the committee was giving the companies the last opportunity to appear before it.

The companies are A-kehnal Integrated & Logistics Limited, Don Climax/Skyaim, Gagsel International, Africa Tiles & Ceramics and Network Oil & Gas.

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Others are IBG Investment Limited, BUA International limited, Huawei Technologies, Indorama Petrochemicals,  StarComms Plc, African Industries and African Wire and Allied.

Uzodinma revealed that the investigation has so far led to the recovery of more than N120 billion from erring companies and vowed to follow up on others .

He further disclosed that the committee had resolved to direct the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) to start issuing Demand Notice (DM) to companies found culpable in the ongoing investigation.

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According to him, the demand notice is to ensure the companies return  monies due the Federal Government.

He added that companies found to have been involved in round tripping and money laundering would be charged to court with immediate effect.

”The committee has only taken the first batch of the companies invited.

”Only 61 companies have been interrogated and over 2000 companies are still expected to appear before us.

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