A file picture of Mrs Funke Akindele Bello.
The police have arrested Nollywood actress and producer, Funke Akindele, in Lagos State.
The Police Public Relations Officer in Lagos, Bala Elkana, confirmed this in a press release on Sunday.
He defined that the actress was arrested for violating the restriction orders within the state because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
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The state authorities had restricted social gatherings within the state to no more than 20 individuals, in addition to urged residents to take care of social distancing.
In line with the federal government, the restriction order impacts church buildings, mosques, weddings, and different types of social operate that may appeal to a big crowd of individuals.
In a bid to curtail the unfold of coronavirus within the nation, President Muhammadu Buhari declared a lockdown in Lagos and Ogun States, in addition to the Federal Capital Territory.
The President had, nonetheless, exempted individuals on important service from the lockdown which might final 14 days.
Within the assertion on Sunday, Elkana stated the Lagos State Police Command famous a viral video exhibiting a lot of individuals primarily within the leisure business.
He said that the group was celebrating a party organised by Funke Akindele and her husband, Abdul Rasheed Bello – popularly often known as JJC Skillz, in an property alongside Ajah within the Ibeju-Lekki space of the state.
The command’s spokesman revealed that police detectives from the State Legal Investigation Division (CID), Yaba had been promptly drafted to the placement the place the actress was arrested.
He famous that the police had commenced investigation whereas making efforts to arrest different individuals recognized within the video.
In line with Elkana, singer Azeez Fashola, often known as Naira Marley and JJC Skillz had been amongst these seen on the celebration.
He requested the duo to report on the State CID Yaba on Monday of their curiosity or danger being declared needed.
Funke, who got here beneath assault by some Twitter customers for her motion, has since tendered an apology in a video.
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Regardless of the apology, the police confirmed her arrest hours after the state authorities revealed the main points of the second one that died of coronavirus within the state.
The Commissioner for Well being in Lagos, Professor Akin Abayomi, had disclosed in a tweet that the sufferer was a 36-year-old Nigerian male.
He stated the person died in a non-public facility on Saturday, whereas six new instances of coronavirus had been found just lately, bringing the overall variety of confirmed instances in Lagos to 115.