Again, Court Issues Arrest Warrant For Jay Jay Okocha

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Justice Adedayo Akintoye of a Lagos High Court sitting in Igbosere, on Monday, issued a bench warrant for the arrest of former Super Eagles captain, Augustine Okocha, over alleged tax evasion.

Justice Akintoye issued the warrant following Okocha’s alleged failure to settle a 2017 tax income evasion case brought against him by the Lagos State Government.

The same court had ordered Okocha’s arrest on January 29, 2019, for failing to appear before it severally to defend himself against the allegations.  

The prosecutor, Jide Martins had on June 6, 2017, filed the charge. When the case came up for hearing on October 5, 2017, the defendant did not appear in court.

The prosecution had told the court that the defendant had failed to provide the Lagos State Internal Revenue Board with a return of Income for tax purposes.

He said that the offences contravened Sections 56 (a) and (b) of the Lagos State Revenue Administration Law No.8, 2006 and Section 94 (I) of the Personal Income Tax Act Cap P8, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.

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