Former Super Eagles’ skipper, Austin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha, has denied been issued a warrant of arrest by a Lagos court, saying that he was never contacted over his alleged failure to pay income tax before the warrant.
Many local and international media celebrated the order by a Lagos High Court in Igbosere for Okocha’s arrest earlier in the week.
He was taken to court by the Lagos State Ministry of Justice on a three-count charge bordering on evasion of income tax.
In a telephone chat with newsmen on Wednesday, Okocha denied ever being 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.”