Court nullifies Rwigara family petition against RRA

By IGIHE
On 6 February 2018 at 09:58

Nyarugenge Commercial Court has nulled the petition of late Assinapol Rwigara’s family accusing Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) of impeding their industries, Premier Tobacco Company from operating.

The company had filed a case accusing RRA of seizing their documents, financial records and computers from offices of the company head offices. They also accuse RRA of closing stores that had raw materials which eventually perished, and freezing their bank accounts in Equity Bank and Ecobank.

The company administrators say that they stopped operations after RRA sealed off the property and deployed security guards at the premises.

They claim that they stopped operations on July 13th 2017 which rendered 200 employees jobless, commodities perished, lost clients and affects government revenue collections. .

RRA lawyers, Clement Gatera and Bajeni Byiringiro rejected the allegations saying that all properties have been seized through legal processes.

Court ruled that the case was not valid as RRA actions are within the law. .

The Presiding judge said that seized properties would not be handed back when the company still has tax arrears. He said that seizing bank accounts was done legally and added that there is no proof that the industry was closed down.


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