A Lagos High Lagos in Igbosere has issued a bench warrant for the arrest of Nollywood actress Monalisa Chinda Coker for tax evasion.
Justice Adedayo Akintoye made the order following an application by the Lagos State Ministry of Justice, alleging that Coker had repeatedly failed to honor a court summons.
The application stemmed from a two-count charge accusing Coker of a 6-year failure to file annual tax returns and failure to pay income tax in respect of her company, Monalisa Code Productions.
Monalisa Code Productions carries on its business from Lekki in Lagos. Prosecution counsel, Y. A. Pitan told Justice Akintoye that Coker had not appeared in court since 2017, when the charge was filed against her.