A Lagos High Court sitting in Igbosere presided by Justice Adedayo Akintoye has issued a bench warrant for the arrest of former Super Eagles captain, Augustine Okocha, aka Jay Jay Okocha, over alleged tax evasion.
The Judge made the order after Okocha’s alleged failure to settle a 2017 income tax evasion case brought against him by the Lagos State Government.
The prosecutor, Dr. Jide Martins, had on June 6, 2017 filed the charge and 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 furnish 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.