Former Nigeria national team captain, Austin ‘Jay-Jay’ Okocha has settled the tax evasion suit filed against him by the Lagos State Government out of court.
This information was disclosed to a Lagos State High Court in Igbosere State prosecutor, Y. A. Pitan on Wednesday.
Pitan told Justice Adedayo Akintoye that the Lagos Internal Revenue Service (LIRS) had confirmed that Okocha visited its office and reconciled his accounts.
The former Bolton Wanderers star was accused of income tax evasion since 2017.
Ms Pitan prayed the court for an adjournment to enable her file a notice of discontinuance of the three-count charge preferred against Okocha.
Justice Akintoye, consequently, withdrew the warrant of arrest earlier issued on the defendant.
The case was adjourned until November 14 to enable the prosecution file notice of discontinuance of the charge.
Pitan had on May 28 informed the court that the defendant visited the office of LIRS to reconcile his accounts.
But she said at the time that Okocha could not reach a common ground with the agency.
Okocha had repeatedly failed to appear before the court to give reasons why he failed to pay his income taxes since October 5, 2017, when the case first came up.