High Court Issues Warrant For ‘Jay-Jay’ Okocha’s Arrest

Justice Adedayo Akintoye of a Lagos High Court sitting in Igbosere, has again issued a bench warrant for the arrest of a former Super Eagles Captain, Augustine ‘Jay-Jay’ Okocha over alleged tax evasion, Vanguard reports.

Okocha had earlier in the year -when the case became public- allayed any fears of going to jail or being remanded in prison for any offence claiming he was unaware of such warrant and all related issues involving the case had been settled.

Justice Akintoye made the order following Okocha’s alleged failure to settle a 2017 income tax evasion case brought against him by the Lagos State Government.

The judge first made the order on January 29, following an application by the Lagos State Ministry of Justice. The ministry told the court that Okocha had also failed to appear in court since 2017 when the case was filed against him.