Augustine Okocha, Former Super Eagles Captain
Augustine Okocha, Former Super Eagles Captain

An Igbosere High Court in Lagos State on Monday has renewed a bench warrant for the arrest of a former Super Eagles captain, Augustine Okocha, over alleged tax evasion.


Justice Adedayo Akintoye extended the warrant, earlier issued on January 29, following an application made by the Lagos State Prosecutor, Yusuf Sule.
Sule told the court that Okocha was yet to settle out of court a 2017 alleged income tax evasion charge.


The prosecutor said that Okocha had also failed to appear in court since October 5, 2017, when the case first came up.
However, Okocha was not in court and was not represented by any lawyer.
Sule also said that Okocha had made contact with the Lagos Internal Revenue Service.


Granting the application, Justice Akintoye ruled that the Bench Warrant is to continue against the defendant.
The Case was adjourned until May 28 for further directions.