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Lockdown Violation: Funke Akindele, Husband To Be Charged To Court


Nollywood actress and producer, Funke Akindele, is to be charged to courtroom in Lagos, following a violation of the restriction orders within the state on account of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Additionally being charged to courtroom by the police command in Lagos, is Akindele’s husband, who turned himself in after an order demanding that he makes himself obtainable.

The Police Public Relations Officer in Lagos, Bala Elkana, had confirmed the Nollywood star’s arrest on Sunday, noting that it was predicated on a viral video displaying numerous individuals primarily within the leisure trade partying at a sure location.

Mr Elkana additional revealed that the gang was celebrating a party organised by Funke Akindele and her husband, Abdul Rasheed Bello – popularly often called 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 Felony Investigation Division (CID), Yaba had been promptly drafted to the situation 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.

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In accordance with Mr Elkana, singer Azeez Fashola, also referred to 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 threat being declared wished.

Having complied with the order on Monday, the police proceeded to cost JJC Skillz and his spouse Funke Akindele for violating the lockdown order.

The couple are to be charged on the Justice of the Peace Courtroom 1 in Ogba.

In accordance with the police spokesman, this would be the check run for the brand new regulation just lately handed by the State Meeting and signed by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

The Lawyer Basic is anticipated to be in courtroom since they (Funke Akindele and her Husband) are the primary to be apprehended for flouting the restriction regulation.

In accordance with the provisions of the regulation, the couple could also be sentenced or have an possibility of wonderful.

The invoice recommends a wonderful of N100,000 for defaulters, one-month incarceration within the correctional centre or three-month group service.

There’s additionally a clause that would see offenders pay as much as N200,000.

Funke, who got here below assault by some Twitter customers for her motion, has since tendered an apology in a video, nevertheless, this gesture didn’t douse the controversy stirred by her actions, giving her place within the society.

Funke Akindele addresses followers over the celebration.

— Ibrahim Salawu (@UnilagOlodo) April 5, 2020

Funke Akindele addresses followers over the celebration.

— Ibrahim Salawu (@UnilagOlodo) April 5, 2020

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