Ex-Super Eagles’ captain, Austin Jay Jay Okocha, has resolved his tax evasion case with the Lagos State Internal Revenue Boarding with indications rife that the suit may be struck out today when it comes up for hearing.
Reports have it that the former footballer has reached an amicable settlement of the case with the state authorities, which could possibly lead to the withdrawal of the case from a Lagos High Court.
The case, which is before Justice Adedayo Akintoye, will be heard today but a government source familiar with the suit revealed that the cause may be struck out since Okocha has reached an agreement with the prosecutor.
On January 29, 2019, a Lagos High Court had issued a bench warrant for Okocha’s arrest for failing to appear in court severally to defend himself on the allegation of tax evasion brought against him. Read more