A Lagos High Lagos in Igbosere has issued a seat warrant for the capture of a previous Super Eagles chief, Austin Okocha, prevalently known as Jay Okocha.
Equity Adedayo Akintoye made the request on January 29, following an application by the Lagos State Ministry of Justice after Okocha supposedly neglected to show up in court for a 2017 pay tax avoidance charge.
The service recorded a three-count charge as a detriment to Okocha on June 6, 2017, which blamed Okocha for “Inability to outfit return of salary for expense purposes with the Lagos State Internal Revenue Service in opposition to Section 94 (1) of the Personal Income Tax Act Cap P8 Laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 2004 (As Amended).
“Inability to make good on pay government expense in opposition to Section 56(a) and (b) of the Lagos State Revenue Administration Law No. 8 of 2006.
“Inability to outfit return of Income for assessment purposes with the Lagos State Internal Revenue Service in opposition to Section 94(1)of the Personal Income Tax Act Cap P8 Laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 2004 (As Amended).”
Arraigning Counsel Y. A. Pitan, who moved the application for the warrant on January 29, told Justice Akintoye that the case came up out of the blue on October 5, 2017 however Okocha neglected to show up in court, despite the fact that administration had been affected on him.
He said Okocha still didn’t show up after a few deferments.
In a seat administering, Justice Akintoye allowed the application and issued a seat warrant for Okocha’s capture.
The judge suspended further hearing till last February 19.
At the point when the case came up on February 19, the indictment had still not affected the warrant, following which the court requested that on the following suspended date the request ought to have been executed.
Akintoye dismissed further hearing till April 15.