Actress Monalisa Chinda has reacted to a bench warrant issued for her arrest, by a Lagos High Court in Igbosere over tax evasion.
The Lagos State Ministry of Justice had filed an application alleging that Chinda had repeatedly failed to honor a court summons, which prompted Justice Adedayo Akintoye to make the arrest order on January 21.
The application flowed from a two-count charge accusing Coker of a six-year failure to file annual tax returns and failure to pay income tax in respect of her company, Monalisa Code Productions.
Prosecution counsel, Y. A. Pitan told Justice Akintoye that Coker had not appeared in court since 2017, when the charge was filed against her.
Reacting to the arrest order, Monalisa Chinda shared a video on Instagram showing her dancing. She captioned it:
“Don’t be afraid if you come into fiery trials, for gold is purified in the fire. The fire will not consume you, nor the waters overwhelm you. (1 Peter 1:6-7; Isaiah 43:2).” Some minutes after, she also wrote; ”Please don’t shy away from challenges because they will always come; instead take them head on! That’s the best way to grow!!!
Be graceful, always!!”