Actress Funke Akindele-Bello has pleaded guilty for defiling the orders of the Lagos State Government which had ordered Lagosians to stay at home.
The charge is a one-count charge of hosting a gathering of 20 persons and over, contrary to the social distancing directives of the Lagos State Government.
The actress and her husband, Mr Abdulrasheed Bello, popularly known as JJC skillz, were arraigned on Monday, April 6, 2020, at the Samuel Ilori Courthouse of the Magistrate Court in Ogba, Lagos State.
The charge against them is made pursuant to Regulation 8(1a &b) and S 17(1) of the State’s Infectious Disease Regulation 2020.
The actress had, on Saturday, April 4, 2020, organised a house Party to celebrate her husband JJC’s birthday at her residence in Amen Estate Ibeju-Lekki in Lagos.
They were arraigned for breaching the Lagos Infection Diseases Regulations 2020 which prescribes a jail term of one month or ₦100,000 fine or both for persons found guilty of hosting gatherings or flouting the lockdown order.