Court orders arrest of former Super Eagle star, Jay Jay Okocha for tax evasion

A Lagos Division of the Lagos State High Court has issued a warrant for the arrest of former Super Eagles captain, Austin Okoch popularly known as Jay Jay Okocha over tax evasion charges.

Adedayo Akintoye, the judge, issued the warrant for the arrest of the former Eagles captain on January 29 2019 and thereafter adjourned until February 19.

According to reports, Jay Jay Okocha repeatedly failed to appear before the courts to answer to the tax evasion charge against hm.

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Photo of Jay Jay Okocha during his playing years

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 non-payment of tax.

The charges against the former Super Eagles star was filled by Lagos State through its prosecutor, Jide Martins, in June 2017 and the suit began four months later.

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