Lockdown: Court Sentences Funke Akindele, Husband

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By Dipo Olowookere

A Magistrate Court sitting in Ogba, Lagos State has sentenced popular Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele, and her husband, Mr Abdul Rasheed Bello, otherwise known as JJC Skillz, for violating the lockdown declared in the state by the Federal Government.

The screen goddess and her hubby were sentenced to 14 days community service after pleading guilty to the charge read to them.

In addition, the the couple was told by the court to pay a fine of N100,000 each and would be put in isolation for two weeks at a place to be determined by the Lagos State Ministry of Health.

Funke Akindele and her husband were arraigned on Monday at the court for hosting a birthday party at their residence in Lagos.

Those present at the event were more than the number of approved persons that can be allowed at a gathering during this period of lockdown put in place to curb the spread of coronavirus pandemic.

Government has said no gathering should be more than 20 people and where such rule is adhered to, those present should observe social distancing of at least 2 metres apart.

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