One time African best footballer Jay Jay Okocha denies report of his arrest order by Lagos High Court

Former Super Eagles captain, Austin Okocha, popularly known as Jay Jay Okocha, has broken silence on the Lagos High Court order to arrest him.

Recall that the One time African best footballer was last week Thursday supposed to be arrested from a warrant issued by a Lagos High Court after he failed to  appear in court severally to answer questions on why he has allegedly failed to pay his income taxes

The prosecutor, Dr Jide Martins, had on June 6, 2017, filed the charge.

The case came up for the first time on Oct. 5, 2017, but the defendant did not appear in court.

The prosecutor had told the court that the defendant had failed to furnish the Lagos State Internal Revenue Services, with a return of income for tax purposes.

He said that the offences contravened Sections 56 (a) and (b) of the Lagos State Revenue Administration Law No.8, 2006, and Section 94 (1) of the Personal Income Tax Act Cap P8, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.

But today Okocha told The Guardian on that he was never contacted by anybody regarding income taxes.

“I only read about it on the pages of newspapers,” Okocha said.

“No one contacted me. As a citizen of the federal republic of Nigeria, I know very well that nobody is above the law.

“But honestly speaking, I was never contacted by anybody on issues before the court order.

“It has been settled, but I won’t be able to give you details.”


Bueze is a Senior Content Creator at Gutsynaij News. He is a Journalist|| Writer|| Digital Media Strategist || Web Designer #ProudProduct of The Nigerian Institute of Information Extensionst(NIE) ||Die-hard Liverpool fan. Proudly from Imo State, Eastern Nigeria.

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