The Lagos high court has renewed the arrest warrant agaisnt Nollywood actress, Monalisa Chinda, following her failure to appear in court over tax evasion.
Recall a while ago, Legit.ng reported the news of how the Lagos high court in Igbosere issued a warrant for the arrest of the actress and producer.The order which was made on January 21, by Justice Adedayo Akintoye, came after an application by the Lagos state ministry of justice to the court on allegations that Coker had repeatedly failed to honour court summons.
Well, it appears that almost two months later, the bench warrant is yet to be fulfilled and neither has the actress nor her lawyer showed up in court yet. Following this, the court on Monday, April 1, renewed a bench warrant for the arrest of actress and producer, Monalisa Chinda Coker, over a tax evasion charge.
Justice Adedayo Akintoye renewed the order for Coker’s arrest following her failure to appear in court for trial, allegedly since 2017. She adjourned further proceedings till June 5.
The application for her arrest flowed from a two-count charge accusing Coker of failure to file annual tax returns and pay income tax in respect of her company, Monalisa Code Productions, for six years. Monalisa Code Productions carries on its business from Lekki in Lagos.
On January 21, prosecution counsel, Y. A. Pitan told Justice Akintoye that Coker had not appeared in court since 2017, when the charge was filed against her.
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