COVID-19 Lockdown Order: All Attendees Of Funke Akindele’s Party To Be Charged To Court

 COVID-19 Lockdown Order: All Attendees Of Funke Akindele’s Party To Be Charged To Court

Lagos State Government is to prosecute all those who attended Saturday’s birthday party hosted by Nollywood Star, Funke Akindele-Bello.

The State Attorney-General, Mr Moyosore Onigbanjo (SAN) ), said on Monday, April 6, 2020, that they would be prosecuted for flouting social distancing regulation of the State.

He made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) shortly after an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court convicted and sentenced Mrs Akindele-Bello and her husband for flouting the regulation.

NAN reports that Chief Magistrate Yewande Aje-Afunwa sentenced Mrs Akindele-Bello and her husband to 14 days community service, each.

Magistrate Aje-Afunwa also imposed 100,000 naira fine on each of them, directing that they should be isolated for 14 days.

The attorney-general said that efforts were being intensified to arrest all those who attended the Party held on Amen Estate in Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos.

According to him, all the attendees will be made to face the full wrath of the law.

Mr Onigbajo noted that the movement restriction was put in place to protect the lives of the residents.

Aje-Afunwa while sentencing the couple had ordered that they should provide the personal details of the attendees of the party.

It would be recalled that Mrs Akindele-Bello was arrested by the Police on April 5, 2020, for flouting the social distancing regulation of the Lagos State Government.

The actress had on April 4 hosted many people including Azeez Fashola (a.k.a Naira Marley) to her husband’s 43rd birthday party at their residence located at Amen Estate, Eleko Beach Road, Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos, while videos of the party were posted and circulated on social media platforms.

ATINUKE SEUN-IGE

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