Veteran Nollywood actress, Monalisa Chinda Coker has been issued a bench warrant for arrest by a Lagos High court in Igbosere for tax evasion.
The order was made by Justice Adebayo following an application by the Lagos State Ministry of Justice, alleging that Monalisa had repeatedly failed to honour 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 in Nigeria. Prosecution counsel, Y. A. Pitan told Justice Akintoye that Coker had not appeared in court since 2017, when the charge was filed against her.