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$1.3bn tax: MTN’s suit against AGF fixed for Dec. 3

Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke, sitting at a Federal High Court, Lagos, yesterday fixed December 3 for hearing a suit by the MTN Nigeria Communication Ltd against the Attorney General of the Federation challenging the legality of N242 billion and $1.3 billion import duties and withholding tax assessment.

The court fixed the date for hearing of all pending applications after counsel representing both parties had informed the court of their various applications filed and served.

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Wole Olanipekun (SAN), with other senior lawyers, appeared for MTN, while T.A Gazali, a Chief State Counsel from the Federal Ministry of Justice, appeared for the AGF.

The counsels informed the court of the various processes filed before it and served on respective parties to the suit.

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Following this development, Justice Aneke set December 3 for hearing of all pending applications before the court.

MTN had instituted the suit by a writ dated September 10, challenging mainly, the legality of the AGF’s assessment of its import duties, withholding tax and value added tax in the sums of N242 billion and $1.3bn.

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