Austin Jay-Jay Okocha has been issued an arrest warrant by the Lagos state High Court – The former Super Eagles and PSG captain was accused of an alleged tax fraud – Okocha is said to have failed to settle a tax evasion case brought against him in 2017 Former Super Eagles captain Austin Jay-Jay Okocha has been again issued an arrest warrant by the Lagos state High Court in a ruling reportedly delivered by Justice Adedayo Akintoye.
According to the latest report on Vanguard, the former Nigeria international was accused of alleged tax evasion, which forced the court to issue a bench warrant. Lagos state government had accused the former Paris-Saint-Germain star of tax fraud which he reportedly failed to settle two years ago.
The Lagos state High Court judge first made the order on January 29 following an application by the Lagos State Ministry of Justice. But there were also also reports claiming that Austin Okocha denied being guilty of any tax fraud being alleged of.
Earlier The 45-year-old was recently accused of deliberately evading tax after which a Lagos court issued a bench warrant for his arrest. According to the report, the ex-Premier League midfielder star was charged to court by the Lagos State Ministry of Justice on a three-count charge, on failure to give account of return of income.