Funke Akindele arrested for hosting a house party during lockdown

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Funke Akindele, popularly known as Jenifa, who is married to singer, Abdulrasheed Bello aka JJC Skillz, held a party in his honour on Saturday.

On Saturday, April 4, 2020, the actress threw a party that had over 20 people in attendance to celebrate her husband.

Nigerian singer, Naira Marley and Akindele-Bello’s friend, Eniola Badmus were at the party.

Mr Babatunde Gbadamosi, a businessman and politician, who was the Governorship Candidate of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) in the 2019 election was also at the party.

Following the actress of the actress, Gbadamosi took to his Twitter page to apologise, saying he had gone to the Bello’s residence thinking he would only meet the family and their staff.

Gbadamosi in a 1 minute 30 seconds video he shared on Twitter said he regretted not leaving the residence before a celebrity came into the house with some people.

The policemen arrived in Amen Estate off Lekk-Epe Expressway in about three patrol vehicles.

Singer, Azeez Fashola aka Naira Marley, also graced the party, which had over 20 others in attendance.

Thousands of Nigerians on social media called for the arrest Akindele, popularly called ‘Jenifa’.

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 caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

The policemen arrived in Amen Estate off Lekk-Epe Expressway in about three patrol vehicles.

Akindele, popularly known as Jenifa, who is married to singer, Abdulrasheed Bello aka JJC Skillz, held a party in his honour on Saturday.

Singer, Azeez Fashola aka Naira Marley, also graced the party, which had over 20 others in attendance.

Thousands of Nigerians on social media called for the arrest Akindele, popularly called ‘Jenifa’.

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 caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

 

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