Former Super Eagles captain, Austin Okocha, popularly known as Jay Jay Okocha, has spoken on the Lagos High Court order to arrest him.
Recall that the Court issued a bench warrant arrest of Okocha over his failure to appear in court to answer questions on why he has allegedly failed to pay his income taxes
The offence is said to contravene Sections 56 (a) and (b) of the Lagos State Revenue Administration Law No.8, 2006, and Section 94 (1) of the Personal Income Tax Act Cap P8, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.
Speaking to The Guardian, the football star said “I only read about it on the pages of newspapers,” Okocha said.
“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.
“It has been settled, but I won’t be able to give you details.”