Famous Nollywood actress and producer, Monalisa Chinda-Coker is in big mess as a Lagos High Court sitting in Igbosere on Monday, April 1st, 2019 renewed a bench warrant for her arrest over a tax evasion charge.
Justice Adedayo Akintoye who is the presiding judge renewed the order for her arrest following her repeated failure to honour court summons. When the case was called Monday, neither the actress nor her legal representatives was present in court.
Prosecution counsel, Babatunde Sumonu, informed the judge that the bench warrant issued in January had yet to be effected. “The bench warrant is to continue,” Justice Akintoye held.
Justice Akintoye made the original order for her arrest last January 21, following an application by the Lagos State Ministry of Justice. The state alleged that she repeatedly failed to honour a court summons.
The screen diva is facing a two-count charge of failing to file annual tax returns and pay income tax for her company, Monalisa Code Production, over a six-year period. Proceedings have been adjourned till June 5.