Lagos High Court Ordered Arrest Nollywood Actress, Monalisa Chinda
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Lagos High Court Ordered Arrest Nollywood Actress, Monalisa Chinda

Lagos High Court Ordered Arrest Nollywood Actress, Monalisa Chinda Coker

The Lagos High Court, Igbosere order the arrest of Mrs Monalisa Chinda-Coker over non-payment of tax owed by her company Monalisa Code Productions. She carried out her business in Lekki, Lagos State. The Nollywood actress and producer failed to appear in the court for trial and so, as a result, the presiding judge, Justice Adebayo Akintoye renewed the arrest warrant known as a bench warrant. The court had initially ordered her arrest on 21st January 2019, after the application made by the Lagos State Ministry of Justice, according to what was received by the NIGERIA NEWS.

 

Consequently, since the defendant and her lawyer refused to appear in court for the trial then Mr Babatunde Sumonu, the Lagos State Council said that the bench warrant initially issued is yet to be affected and due to this the judge, Justice Akintoye insisted that the bench warrant should remain the same. Following the statement on April 1st, the case was then adjourned till June 5, 2019.

 

Lagos High Court Ordered Arrest Nollywood Actress, Monalisa Chinda Coker

 

The State further disclosed that the defendant has been repeatedly failed to respond and honour the court summons since 2017 when the charge was filed against her. The prosecution counsel states that she failed to file annual tax returns and pay income tax in respect of her company to the Lagos State Internal Revenue Service, LIRS, for the past six years.

 

The prosecution said violates Section 94(1) of the Personal Income Tax Act 2004 (as amended) and Section 56 of the Lagos State Revenue Administrative Law of 2006.

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