Court Orders The Arrest Of Ex Super Eagle Star, Jay Jay Okocha Over Tax Evasion Offence

Published 7 months ago by: kacy lee
at 07:01 AM, 22/02/2019 (7 months ago)

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A Lagos Division of the Lagos State High Court in Igbosere has issued a bench warrant for the arrest of former Super Eagles star, Austin Okocha, over tax evasion charges.

Jay Jay Okocha has repeatedly failed to appear before the court to answer why he allegedly failed to pay his income taxes.

Adedayo Akintoye, the judge, issued the warrant for the arrest of the former Eagles captain on January 29 and thereafter adjourned until February 19.

However, on February 19, the prosecution had not effected the arrest forcing the judge to, again, adjourn till April 15 and ordered that the warrant is executed by then.

The football star is facing a three-count charge instituted by the Lagos State Ministry of Justice bordering on failure to furnish his income returns and nonpayment of tax.

The state filed the charges through its prosecutor, Jide Martins, in June 2017 and the suit began four months later.

The defendant, however, had failed to appear in court.

After several adjournments without Mr Okocha appearing despite having been served the court papers, Mr Martins prayed the court to issue a bench warrant for his arrest.

According to the prosecutor, Mr Okocha had failed to furnish his income returns for tax purposes to the Lagos State Internal Revenue Service.

Mr Martins also said that the defendant had failed to pay his income taxes.

He said the offences contravened Sections 56 (a) and (b) of the Lagos State Revenue Administration Law No. 8, 2006 and Section 94 (1) of the Personal Income Tax Act Cap P8, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.

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Wazubia at 07:52 AM, 22/02/2019 (7 months ago)
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ejikeiyo at 08:49 AM, 22/02/2019 (7 months ago)
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Wasted Generation
esmotion at 09:49 AM, 22/02/2019 (7 months ago)
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maxzy277 at 10:40 AM, 22/02/2019 (7 months ago)
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He knew what it takes if he invaded taxes in abroad
stevoo76 at 10:53 AM, 22/02/2019 (7 months ago)
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Come to think of it, how many tax do we pay in this country? FIRS is Federal and the news above says Lagos state revenue. is that not double taxation?
Knowman at 12:54 PM, 22/02/2019 (7 months ago)
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They dun get kanu ,now its okocha. They no go go find babayaro and others .
ngfineface at 01:08 PM, 22/02/2019 (7 months ago)
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God will punish all of you for disturbing these people that made us proud in the past. Which tax return? What do you people do with our tax money? After Kanu, now it's Jayjay's turn. I trust his wife to give you people fire for fire. Could this be tribal related? Kanu and now Okocha. Hmmmn
dareper at 09:22 PM, 22/02/2019 (7 months ago)
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Na only Igbo people them the find. What of obafemi Martin and co. Owo Omo igbo na im go kill  all of Una for Lagos.


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