Police Arrest Funke Akindele for throwing party for husband
Actress Funke Akindele has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for hosting a party for her husband’s birthday in contravention of the lockdown order in Lagos state.
The Lagos State Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, confirmed this to Newsmen a while ago, stressing that the actress had been taken to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba.
He said, “Yes, we have (arrested) Funke Akindele and we are looking for the others. She has been taken to SCID.”
It was learnt that policemen arrived in Amen Estate off Lekki-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’.
Funke Akindele an ambassador for the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control and Dettol, has appeared in adverts calling on Nigerians to observe social distancing and hygiene.
It reads in part, “Where there is a violation of a close-down or stay at home order, security Agencies shall have the 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.”