Multi-Award winning Nollywood screen goddess, Funke Akindele and her husband Abdulrasheed Bello popularly known as JJC Skillz were both on Sunday, 5th-April-2020 arrested over house party during the Lagos State lockdown amid coronavirus pandemic.
Funke who organized a birthday party to celebrate her beloved husband at their residence with over 20 attendance, which she claimed were residents who stay at the Estate as hers.
The actress was arrested for violating the FG stay at home and movement restrictions order following the outbreak of coronavirus in Lagos, Nigeria at large.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic the Lagos State Government had banned all social, religious and any other kind of gatherings with not more than 20 persons in order to battle the spread of the virus in the state.
The State House of Assembly yesterday passed a bill to Funke Akindele with the titled,
‘A Law to Combat and Stop the Spread of Coronavirus Pandemic in Lagos State and for Connected Purposes to persecute those who flout directives to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The bill given by the state house of Assembly, Governor Babajide Sanwoolu the power to spend at least 20 billion naira to combat the virus has 25 sections.
The Actress, Funke Akindele and he husband, Abdulrasheed Bello has been sentenced by the chief magistrate court 1 ogba for defying the Lagos State order of social distancing to minimize the spread of Corona Virus.
The couple were ordered to pay a fine of 100,000 naira each by the court in its ruling and also sentenced both of them to 14 days community service, 3 hours per day, which exclude Sunday and Saturday.
The court as well order them to summit the names and phone numbers of every one present in their party and also visit 10 important public places within the State to educate the public on non compliance with the restriction order and its consequences, which was made a must do for the couple.
Furthermore, the court ordered that they shall be placed on isolation by the State Government to determine their COVID-19 status. Failure to abide by the above directives shall attract more severe punishments.
The charge sheet filed against them reads
”On Saturday, 4th-April-2020, the two accused persons held a birthday party at their residents with over 20 people in attendance contrary to the social distancing directives made in pursuant to Regulation 81 and (b) & 171 of the Lagos State Infectious Disease [Emergency Prevention] Regulations 2020 and therefore committed an offence under Section 58 of the Public Health Law Cap P16 Vol. 9, Laws of Lagos State 2015.”