Ex-Super Eagles international, Austin ‘Jay Jay' Okocha yesterday said he was never contacted over his alleged failure to pay income tax before a Lagos court issued a bench warrant for his arrest.
Several local and international media celebrated the order by a Lagos High Court in Igbosere for Okocha's arrest earlier in the week.
But the Former Super Eagles captain spoke for the first time yesterday when he told The Guardian in a telephone chat that he was never contacted by anybody regarding income taxes.”I only read about it on the pages of newspapers.
“No one contacted me. As a citizen of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, I know very well that nobody is above the law.
“But honestly speaking, I was never contacted by anybody on issues before the court order.”
The prosecutor, Dr Jide Martins, had stated that he filed the charge on June 6, 2017, adding that the case came up for the first time on October 5, 2017, but the defendant did not appear in court.
It led to several adjournments before he urged the court to issue a bench warrant for Okocha's arrest.
Okocha is the immediate past chairman of DFA.
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