LAGOS - Even though nollywood actres Funke Akindele had apologised for hosting a birthday party despite COVID-19 lockdown directives the Lagos state government will arraign her and her husband today at the Ogba Magistrate Court 1.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, confirmed that the actress, had been taken to a Chief Magistrates Court in Ogba, Lagos.
She and her husband Abdulrasheed Bello aka JJC Skillz, were arraigned for breaching the Lagos Infection Diseases Regulations 2020 (the Regulations) which 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.
Akindele in a video, apologised to her fans for not leading by example amid the COVID-19 stay-at-home order of the government.
She said, “I have seen all the messages on Social Media. I will not intentionally mislead people. “It was my husband’s birthday (on Saturday). Both of us run a studio which is located in Amen Estate where we live.
“When the pandemic started, we stopped all productions including our new projects.
“But before the lockdown was announced by our President, some youths have been in the boot camp here in Amen Estate – majority of the youths were those you saw in the video.
“Naira Marley came in here before the lockdown. And when the lockdown was announced, he said he would love to stay back, saying he loves this environment.
“I said okay fine. Then my husband’s birthday came up. And we all came together as a family.
“Everybody in that video had been in Amen Estate some months before, weeks before and days before the lockdown. Nobody came from their houses to party with us.
“I am sorry if I have misled you. I appreciate your concerns and I promise to always practice what I preach.
“I promise to always support the government in creating more awareness to eradicate this pandemic.”