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A Lagos High Lagos in Igbosere has issued a seat warrant for the arrest of performing
actress and producer, Monalisa Chinda Coker, over a tax avoidance charge.
Equity Adedayo Akintoye made the request on January 21, following an application by the Lagos State Ministry of Justice, claiming that Coker had more than once neglected to respect a court summons.
The application flowed from a two-count charge accusing Coker of a six-year failure to file annual tax returns and failure to pay income tax in respect of her company, Monalisa Code Productions.
Monalisa Code Productions carries on its business from Lekki in Lagos.
Prosecution counsel, Y. A. Pitan told Justice Akintoye that Coker had not appeared in court since 2017, when the charge was filed against her.
“The defendant has been served with hearing notice. The proof of service is in the court’s file,” Pitan said, while making an application for the bench warrant.
Granting the application, Justice Akintoye adjourned further proceedings till February 2.
But on February 2, the court heard that the bench warrant had yet to be effected.
It ordered that the warrant should continue and adjourned till April 1.