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Jay Jay Okocha in trouble, set to be arrested

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Jay Jay Okocha in trouble, set to be arrested 

Jay Jay Okocha is in trouble!

Nigerian football legend, Austin Jay-Jay Okocha is in trouble. The ex-international has gotten on the wrong side of the law over an alleged tax evasion which is now getting messy. 

BlackBox Nigeria gathered that the Lagos State Government through the Ministry of Justice had earlier dragged Okocha to a Federal High Court for failure to avail them information about his income. Lagos dragged Okocha to the High Court sitting in Igbosere on a three count charge. 

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It was further gathered that the case has been on for two years but the former Super Eagles skipper failed to appear in court to defend himself despite several invitations. The case first came up in court in October 2017 and has been several adjourned because of the unavailability of the defendant who still didn’t turn up. 

Lagos state government later requested for the approval of a bench warrant to be served on Okocha which was granted by the court. According to the warrant, Okocha was expected to be apprehended and brought to court on February 19 which was last Tuesday but this was made difficult because the warrant was yet to be perfected. 

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Justice Adedayo Akintoye has now adjourned the case to April 15 with an order that Austin Jay Jay Okocha be arrested and presented in court. 

These are definitely not good times for the legendary Okocha. 

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