Popular Nollywood star Funke Akindele Bello and her husband JJC Skillz were found guilty for disobeying the Lagos State Infectious Disease Regulation and were fined 14days community service with a N100,000 fine.
Reports came in that both Funke and her husband JJC Skillz were arrested for throwing a birthday party and not taking the “avoid social gathering” rule into consideration.
The TV star took to her Instagram page to explain what happened and also apologized to her fans.
Based on reports from Vanguard, the charge reads:
That you, Funke Akindele, Abdul Rasheed Bello on the 4th day of April, 2020 at 9,Gbadamosl Close, Amen Estate, lbeju Lekki in the Lagos Magisterial District gathered at the aforementioned address with over twenty persons contrary to the social distancing directives of Mr Governor of Lagos State made pursuant to Regulation 8(1)(a) & (b) and 17(1)“) of the Lagos State Infectious Disease (Emergency Prevention) Regulation 2020 and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 58 Public Health Law Cap P16 Vol.9 Laws of Lagos State, 2015.
Abayomi Alagbada, The lawyer representing Funke and her Husband said :
I plead for leniency on the following grounds; both of them are first offenders, they are respectable members of society and have two young children.