Funke Akindele Arrested For Violating Governement Directive On Coronavirus Lockdown

Actress Funke Akindele has been arrested following social media criticism for organizing party


Lagos State Police Command has arrested Funke Akindele for hosting a house party to celebrate her husband, Abdul Rasheed Bello, in contravention of the lockdown order in Lagos.

A statement from the spokesperson of Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana said the actress had been taken to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba.

It reads;

The Attention of Lagos State Police Command was drawn to a viral video showing a large number of persons mainly in the entertainment industry in an Estate, along Ajah, Ibeju-Lekki axis, Lagos celebrating a birthday party organized by Funke Akindele Bello and her husband.

“Yes, we have (arrested) Funke Akindele and we are looking for the others. She has been taken to SCID,” Elkana was quoted to have said. The policemen were reported to have arrived in Amen Estate off Lekki-Epe Expressway in about three patrol vehicles.

Funke Akindele
Funke Akindele and JJC Skillz

The statement adds that the police is in search of her hubby and Naira Marley, An investigation is ongoing, efforts are intensified to arrest the remaining persons in the video, among whom are Azeez Fashola a.k.a Naira Marley and Abdul Rasheed Bello a.k.a. JJC Skillz. They are in their best interests urged to report at the State CID Yaba on Monday 6th April 2020 or risk being declared wanted.

On Saturday, April 4, 2020, the actress threw a party that had over 20 people in attendance to celebrate her husband. Nigerian singer, Naira Marley and Akindele’s friend, Eniola Badmus were at the party.

Meanwhile, Nigerians on social media had severely criticized Akindele for hosting a house party during a lockdown in the state. The actress, who is said to be an ambassador for the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control and Dettol was also criticized had recently appeared in adverts telling Nigerians to observe social distancing.

Following social media criticism, the actress apologized to everyone who felt offended by her actions.

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