Monday, April 1, 2019

Tax: Court Orders Arrest Of Monalisa Chinda Again

An Igbosere High Court, Lagos State, on Monday renewed a bench warrant for the arrest of a Nollywood actress and producer, Monalisa Chinda-Coker, over alleged tax evasion.

Justice Adedayo Akintoye renewed the order for the arrest following the failure of the actress to appear in court for trial.

The Lagos State Government had charged her with failure to file annual tax returns and failure to pay income tax in respect of her company, Monalisa Code Productions.

On Monday when the case came up, the defendant and her lawyer were not in court.


The Lagos State Counsel, Babatunde Sumonu, told the court that the bench warrant it earlier issued had yet to be effected.

The judge consequently held that the bench warrant should subsist.

She adjourned the case until June 5 for further hearing.

The court had on January 21 given the order for the actress’s arrest following an application made by the Lagos State Ministry of Justice.

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