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Not again!!! Court sentences another Nigerian celebrity, Jaywon for violating lockdown order

The singer is said to have pleaded guilty and was fined the sum of N10,000 with 30 minutes of community service.


Indigenous Singer, Iledare Olajuwonlo-James popularly known as Jaywon, has been arrested by the police for violating the curfew order issued by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jaywon was taken to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Panti, Yaba, where he was charged before a mobile court after his statement had been taken. When the Lagos police public relations officer, Bala Elkana was contacted he said Jaywon was among the 179 persons arrested for violating the curfew and refusing to use face masks in the state.

Jaywon was subsequently arraigned before a magistrate court on Tuesday, May 5, 2020, where he pleaded guilty and the presiding magistrate ordered him to pay a fine of N10,000.

The Lagos state government complying with the directive of the federal government issued a curfew order on the state as part of measures to gradually ease the lockdown due to coronavirus.

CANDIID ONLINE recalls that in the same vein Nollywood actress Funke Akindele, her husband JJC Skillz alongside singer Naira Marley was arrested sometime in March and arraigned for organizing a birthday party.

The couple hosted a party at their house on Saturday, April 4 which sparked Twitter backlash the following day. The party was to celebrate Skillz’s birthday. Police on Sunday arrested Akindele and on Monday, the Nollywood icon and her husband were arraigned before the magistrate court.

According to the magistrate, the couple is also to go into self-isolation for fourteen days in an undisclosed location. The location where the couple will be self-isolating will be decided by the Lagos State Ministry of Health.

After her arrest two weeks ago over flouting social distancing directive by the Lagos state government to curtail the effects of Coronavirus, Funke Akindele Bello who organized a birthday party to celebrate her husband JJC Skillz- shared a message for Nigerians read here.

However, yesterday Lagos State once again recorded the highest number of new cases with 43, followed by Kano with 32, and Zamfara with 14, and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja with 10.

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