A Lagos High Court in Igbosere has renewed a bench warrant for the arrest of former Super Eagles captain, Augustine Jay-Jay Okocha for his failure to appear in court for evading payment of income taxes.
The judge, Justice Adedayo Akintoye, first made the order for Okorocha’s arrest on January 29, following an application by the Lagos State Ministry of Justice.
Okocha was charged by the state in a three-count charge bordering on failure to furnish return of income.
The prosecutor Jide Martins urged the court to issue a bench warrant to Okocha for his failure to appear in court since 2017 when the case came up for a hearing in October. Read more