Court re-orders arrest of Monalisa Chinda
Yet again, a Lagos high court sitting at Igbosere has re-ordered the arrest of Monalisa Chinda over tax evasion.
The presiding judge, Adedayo Akintoye, renewed the order for her arrest following her failure to appear in court for trial, since 2017.
She adjourned further proceedings till June 5. When the case was mentioned, neither Coker nor her lawyer was present in court.
The prosecuting counsel Babatunde Sumonu reminded the court that the bench warrant issued for her arrest is yet to be executed. Consequently, Justice Akintoye ordered that “the bench warrant is to continue.”
The judge consequently held that the bench warrant should subsist. She adjourned the case until June 5 for further hearing.
According to reports, the court had on January 21 given the order for the actress’s arrest following an application made by the Lagos State Ministry of Justice.