NOLLYWOOD ACTOR, Monalisa Chinda In Big Trouble As Court Ordered Her Arrest Over Fraud.

Monalisa Chinda.

Nolywood Actor and Producer, Monalisa Chinda may have entered into bigger problems with the Lagos State Government over her refusal to make herself available to the courts after a bench warrant was issued on her over fraud brought against her by the Lagos State Internal Revenue Service, LIRS.

An Igboseye Lagos high court sitting in today renewed the bench warrant earlier issued on her by Justice Adedayo Akintoye who renewed the order following her failure to appear in court since 2017 over tax fraud.

At the hearing of the case today, neither the female actor, nor her counsel were in court when the matter was called, and so, the Prosecuting counsel, Babatunde Sumonu reminded the court that the bench warrant issued for her arrest is yet to be executed and Consequently, Justice Akintoye ordered that “the bench warrant be continued continue and adjourned the matter to June 5, 2019 when the Monalisa Chinda would be brought to court by the Police after her arrest.

The Bench Warrant for the arrest of Monalisa Chinda Coker was issued on January 21, following an application by a prosecutor from the Lagos State Ministry of Justice, who had alleged that Coker repeatedly failed to honour court summons, and so, the need to force her to obey the law.

She is facing a two-count charge of failure to file annual tax returns and income tax in respect of her company, Monalisa Code Productions, for six years after carrying out the business of making films and related production in Lekki axis of Lagos State.

The charges brought against her were in a suit number LD/5712c/2017 and had as follows, “Failure to furnish and file annual tax returns for the purpose of personal income taxation with the Lagos State Internal Revenue Service (LIRS) contrary to Section 94(1) of the Personal Income Tax Act 2004 (as amended).”

The particulars of the count stated that you Coker “of Monalisa Code Productions, being a taxable person in Nigeria and carrying on business at Lekki-Lagos and failed to furnish and file tax returns on your personal income tax for the years 2011 to 2016” and the “Failure to pay income tax contrary to Section 56 of the Lagos State Revenue Administration Law of 2006.”