Following a violation of the restriction orders in Lagos State, Nollywood actress Funke Akindele and her husband, Abdulrasheed Bello will be charged to court. This is coming less than 24 hours after the couple were criticised for holding a party in their house amid the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. You can read the initial report here.
The Police Public Relations Officer in Lagos, Bala Elkana, who confirmed the Nollywood star’s arrest on Sunday, revealed that the guests at the party were celebrating a birthday party organised by the couple in their Amen estate home.
Police detectives from the State Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Yaba were at the location where the actress was arrested. Her husband turned himself in after an order demanding that he makes himself available.
The couple who are the first to flout the recently passed law by the State Assembly and signed by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu will be charged at the Magistrate Court 1 in Ogba.
They may be fined between N100,000 – N200,000, face one-month incarceration in the correctional centre or three-month community service.
Contrary to claims that the actress is an ambassador for antiseptic brand, Dettol and the NCDC, Dettol has come out to refutethe claims.
“We have been made aware through social media that Funke Akindele recently, acting in her personal capacity, had a celebration which is against the caution to the public on social distancing during the covid-19 pandemic. The NCDC partnered with Dettol on a public service message to educate our communities about preventive measures against COVID-19. Funke is not a brand ambassador of the NCDC. As a responsible organization and brand Dettol does not condone any breach of the guidelines on Covid-19. As an organization we are concerned at the turn of events. We will continue to support NCDC and the Nigerian govt to fight COVID-19” They wrote on Twitter.