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Wednesday, 8 April 2020

FUNKE AKINDELE: EASY TO READ DETAILS OF HER CONVICTION - JUDGE SAYS RECKLESS AND IRRESPONSIBLE



Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele and her husband, Abdul Rasheed Bello have been sentenced to 14 days community service beginning from Monday.

The action followed the flouting of the new Lagos State Infections Diseases Control Law 2020, enacted recently by the Lagos State government following the COVID-19 pandemic.

It is a law aimed at restricting movements and gatherings of people at this period of the pandemic.

The actress, Funke Akindele popularly known as Jennifer reportedly organised a party last Sunday, which accommodated more than 20 persons, the maximum number of persons at any gathering as stated by the law.

Delivering her judgment yesterday at the Lagos State Magistrate Court, Ogba, Justice Aje Afunwa, ruled that the duo be sentenced to 14 days Community Service.

Describing them as first offenders, Justice Afunwa said the Nigerian actress displayed a reckless and irresponsible act.

She ordered that Akindele and her husband pay the sum of N100,000 each and be quarantined for 14 days in any of the Lagos State quarantine centres.

Afunwa also ordered that all attendees of the party be arrested by the Lagos State police command and be quarantined for 14 days likewise to further ensure that the COVID-19 pandemic is not spread across the state and beyond.


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