The order to renew Monalisa Chinda Coker’s arrest was given by Justice Adedayo Akintoye in a Lagos High Court in Igbosere on Monday following her failure to appear in court for trial allegedly since 2017.
The judge made the original order for Monalisa Chinda’s arrest on the 21st of January, following an application by the Lagos State Ministry of Justice.
The application for her arrest flowed from a two-count charge accusing her of failing to file annual tax returns and pay income tax in respect of her company, Monalisa Code Productions, for six years.
Babatunde Sumonu, the prosecution counsel told the judge that the bench warrant had yet to be effected to which the Judge insisted that “the bench warrant is to continue”
The state alleged that Coker repeatedly failed to honour a court summons.
Further proceedings have been adjourned till June 5.