More disgrace again! Again, court orders police to arrest former super eagle captain, Jay-Jay Okocha

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An Igbosere Excessive Court docket in Lagos has once more ordered the police to arrest a former Tremendous Eagles captain, Augustine ‘Jay-Jay’ Okocha, for alleged tax evasion. Justice Adedayo Akintoye prolonged the arrest warrant towards Okocha this morning, following Okocha’s failure to conclude an out of court docket settlement with the Lagos State Authorities.
The decide first made the order for Okocha’s arrest on January 29. Okocha was charged with the offence practically two years and 11 months in the past by the Lagos State Authorities.

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This morning, the federal government’s lawyer informed Justice Adedayo Akintoye that Okocha has nonetheless not paid up.
The final time the case got here up on April 15, Prosecution counsel Mr. Yusuf Sule informed the decide that Okocha had but to settle the matter out of court docket. Okocha, who was not in court docket, was not represented by any lawyer. The federal government alleged that Okocha had additionally failed to seem in court docket since October 5, 2017, when the case first got here up. Sule mentioned Okocha had made contact with the Lagos Inner Income Service (LIRS). He mentioned: “The defendant (Okocha) is attempting to settle, however he’s but to make any cost. Within the circumstances, we can be asking for an additional date.”

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Granting his software, Justice Akintoye dominated: “Bench Warrant is to proceed towards the defendant. Case adjourned until Might 28, 2019, for additional instructions.” The federal government filed a three-count cost towards Okocha on June 6, 2017, accusing him of:
“Failure to furnish return of revenue for tax functions with the Lagos State Inner Income Service opposite to Part 94 (1) of the Private Earnings Tax Act Cap P8 Legal guidelines of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 2004 (As Amended).
“Failure to pay revenue tax opposite to Part 56(a) and (b) of the Lagos State Income Administration Regulation No. eight of 2006.
“Failure to furnish return of Earnings for tax functions with the Lagos State Inner Income Service opposite to Part 94(1)of the Private Earnings Tax Act Cap P8 Legal guidelines of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 2004 (As Amended).”

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A 2015 report by a French publication Footendirect, claimed that the previous Bolton Wanderers skipper had a private fortune of $150 million (about N54billion) and was the fourth richest participant from Africa after Yaya Touré and Samuel Eto’o. Though he retains his life non-public, it’s extensively recognized that the ex-footballer owns a lot of properties together with homes and automobiles. Okocha wowed the general public when he gifted his spouse with a white Mercedez Benz G-Wagon SUV, on her 40th birthday.