Justice Adedayo Akintoye of a Lagos Excessive Court docket sitting in Igbosere, on Monday, issued a bench warrant for the arrest of a former Tremendous Eagles captain, Augustine Okocha, aka Jay Jay Okocha, over alleged tax evasion.
Justice Akintoye made the order following Okocha’s alleged failure to settle a 2017 revenue tax evasion case introduced towards him by the Lagos State Authorities.
On January 29, 2019, the identical court docket ordered Okocha’s arrest for failing severally to seem in court docket to defend himself on the allegation of tax evasion introduced towards him.
The prosecutor, Dr Jide Martins had on June 6, 2017, filed the cost and when the case got here up for listening to on October 5, 2017, the defendant didn’t seem in court docket.
The prosecution had advised the court docket that the defendant had did not furnish the Lagos State Inside Income Board with a return of Earnings for tax functions.
He stated that the offences contravened Sections 56 (a) and (b) of the Lagos State Income Administration Legislation No.8, 2006 and Part 94 (I) of the Private Earnings Tax Act Cap P8, Legal guidelines of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.