Nigerian Court Issue Jay-Jay Okocha Arrest Warrant

  • February 22, 2019 | By Chris Mann
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Reports on Friday suggest Nigerian officials have been granted permission to arrest Jay-Jay Okocha on alleged tax evasion charges.

Okocha, who earned legendary status during a four-year spell at Bolton between 2002 and 2006, won 73 caps for his country but is now a wanted man after supposedly failing to show at court on multiple occasions.

The Sun state Okocha had initially been due to appear in court in October 2017. Despite an arrest warrant being taken out against the 45-year-old on January 29, he failed to appear in front of judges on February 19.

The case has been rescheduled for April 15, where Okocha is due to defend himself against three counts of 'failure to furnish his return of income'.

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