COVID-19: Police arrest Funke Akindele over house party – Punch ...

A magistrate court sitting  at Ikeja, specifically in Ogba has slammed popular Nollywood  actress Funke Akindele Bello her husband, Abdul Rasheed Bello a fourteen
days of community service  with three hours per day, to visit (10) ten important
public places  within Lagos state, to
educate the public on the consequences of non-compliance with a restriction order
and 14 days of community service.

The
popular actress and her husband was slammed with one (1) count charged after a viral
video showing them having a birthday party with more than  twenty persons contrary to the social
distancing directives of Lagos state 
made in pursuant to regulation 8 (1) (a) & (b) and 17 (1) (i)  of the Lagos state infectious Disease  (Emergency prevention)regulation 2020  and are  hereby 
committed an offence punishable 
under section 58 public health law cap p16 vol 9 of Lagos state 2015.

They
were brought to court by detectives from the State Criminal Investigation Department led by the Deputy Commissioner of police Dcp Yetunde Longe, while the prosecuting team was led the Attorney General of Lagos, Moyosore Onigbanjo,
SAN.

The charge was read to the accused persons and was later  pleaded guilty, while the court
found them guilty and slam them hundred thousand naira (N100,000) fine, 14 days community
service.

The
Lagos state police public relation officer, Dsp Bala Elkana said in a statement
that the two accused held a party  at
their residents with over twenty-person contrary to
social distance directives.

Elkana said Azeez Fashola AKA Naira Marley is now in its custody, adding that he will also
be charged to court for violating the restriction orders.

“The command has launched a manhunt for the remaining persons who attended the
party, while the commissioner of police, Lagos state police command, cp Hakeem
Odumosu express profound gratitude to Lagos residence and other well-meaning Nigerians
that speak up against the violation”

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