Tax Evasion: Court Orders Arrest Of Monalisa Chinda

Justice Adedayo Akintoye, of the Federal High Court in Lagos, has reportedly ordered that actress Monalisa Chinda, should be arrested for failing to pay income tax over a 6-year period.

TheNation reports that it was alleged the actress had failed to obey a request asking her to show up in court.

As a result, Akintoye, insisted that she must be apprehended in an order reportedly given on Monday, January 21, 2019.

Monalisa Chinda is alleged to be found wanting for refusing to fulfill an obligation to pay tax to the Lagos State government for her business located in Lekki on the Lagos Island.

The allegation has resulted in a 2-count charge, one of which alleged “failure to furnish and file annual tax returns for the purpose of personal income taxation with the Lagos State Internal Revenue Service (LIRS) contrary to Section 94(1) of the Personal Income Tax Act 2004 (as amended).”

The report also says a bench warrant to arrest the actress shall extend up until the month of April, having failed to appear in court two month earlier.

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