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For hosting a birthday party in violation of the COVID-19 lockdown, Funke Akindele, has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command.
Akindele, popularly known as Jenifa, who is married to singer, Abdulrasheed Bello aka JJC Skillz, held a party for his vbirthday on Saturday.
 
The Lagos Infection Diseases Regulations 2020 (the Regulations) prescribes a jail term of one month or N100,000 fine or both for persons found guilty of hosting gatherings or flouting the lockdown order.

Naira Marley


Confirming this, DSP Bala Elkana, state command’s spokesman said: “We have (arrested) Funke Akindele and we are looking for the others.”
She was picked up at Amen Estate off Lekk-Epe Expressway by policemen who swooped on her house in about three patrol vehicles.
The actress has been taken to custody at the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba.
Among the attendees are Singer, Azeez Fashola aka Naira Marley, and 20 others.
Worried by the hosting of the party,  Nigerians on social media have called for the arrest Akindele.
PerSecondnews recalls that the actress, who is said to be an ambassador for the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control and Dettol, has appeared in adverts calling on Nigerians to observe social distancing and hygiene.She later apologised over the incident, saying most of those who attended the party were colleagues, who were living temporarily within the estate and could not return to their home states because of the lockdown.

The law says where there is a violation of a close-down or stay at home order, security agencies shall have power to arrest without warrant and may detain any person who violates the closedown or stay at home order for at least forty-eight (48) hours.
Where the arrested person is found guilty, the person is liable to a fine of one Hundred Thousand Nara fine (N100,000.00) or one (1) month imprisonment or three (3) months Community service.
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