Funke Akindele Bello & JJC Skillz are fined N100,000 each with Community Service for 14 Days

Funke Akindele Bello and her husband JJC Skillz have been found guilty for flouting the Lagos State Infectious Disease (Emergency Prevention) Regulation 2020 and have been fined N100,000 each by an Ogba Magistrate Court.
Funke Akindele Bello had previously apologised for throwing a party for JJC on his birthday, after which she was arrested.
The one count charge was brought against them by the Attorney General of Lagos State, Moyosore Onigbanjo, SAN.
According to 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.
The lawyer representing the couple, Abayomi Alagbada 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.
According to Vanguard, the couple pleaded guilty, and Magistrate Y.O. Aje-Afunwa ordered the them to pay N100,000 naira each as fine, 14 days community service and thereafter to observe a period of isolation.
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These Celebrities are Calling for the Release of Funke Akindele-Bello & JJC Skillz

Colleagues of Funke Akindele-Bello have started calling for her release after she and her husband, JJC Skillz were arrested for holding a house party during the coronavirus lockdown in Lagos.
Uche Elendu, Mary Remmy Njoku and Nkechi Blessing Sunday have all made a plea to authorities on their Instagram. Mary Njoku and Uche criticized Funke’s arrest and asked if others who have held gatherings amid the lockdown have been arrested too.
Funke Akindele and JJC were criticized and subsequently arrested after videos surfaced online of them, hosting several people to a birthday party during the lockdown imposed to tackle coronavirus. Although she has since apologized and offered an explanation for her actions on social media.
 

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Please release her 😢 i dont have any excuses to make for her cos the law is simple, No Social gathering !!!! but her humble and sweet spirit doesnt deserve this arrest…We are Sorry on her behalf please @jidesanwoolu @balaelkana She explained and apologised please listen and forgive, at least people ate food at the party, the people that clustered people to share 2 packs of indomie in the name of Quarantine relief were not arrested, Please Forgive her #freefunkeakindele Nigerians pls the same way you got her arrested through social media pls beg them to release her, her twins r crying😭😭#stayathome
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Are all, I mean ALL the politicians, Pastors, Nigerians who have held parties, gatherings , photo sessions, rallies, and opening ceremonies in Jail? I am not making excuses for her Pls. Just asking. Cos if they are not…..😉. Yes, She was wrong. 🚶🚶🚶Nobody is perfect. #releaseFunke. #SheIsSorry #pleading
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In my own eyes you can never be wrong🙏🏻 After all the explanation? It’s well✌️…Love and light Maami💝💝 #Ifyoucomeformypostiwillmurderandburyyouatthesametime😡
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Funke Akindele Bello has been Arrested for Defying the Social Distancing Directive

The Lagos State Police command has arrested Funke Akindele Bello for defying the social distancing directive of the state, after she and her husband JJC Skillz hosted a house party in celebration of his 43rd birthday.
Following this act, Nigerians took to social media to express their disapproval and the Nollywood actress apologized and explained what happened before and during the house party.
Her arrest was confirmed by the SSA to the Governor of Lagos State on New Media, Jubril A. Gawaat. He tweeted:
FLASH: The Lagos State Police Command has arrested Nollywood Actress, @funkeakindele for violating the Social Distancing directive of the State yesterday … efforts ongoing to apprehend @JJCSKILLZ and others or risk being declared wanted. #COVID19Lagos

FLASH: The Lagos State Police Command has arrested Nollywood Actress, @funkeakindele for violating the Social Distancing directive of the State yesterday … efforts ongoing to apprehend @JJCSKILLZ and others or risk being declared wanted. #COVID19Lagos pic.twitter.com/4l4zqw0o7L
— Gawat Jubril A. (@Mr_JAGss) April 5, 2020

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WATCH Funke Akindele Bello Address & Apologise Over her House Party

In the early hours today, Sunday, Nigerians took to social media to express their disapproval over Funke Akindele Bello and her husband JJC Skillz hosting a house party in celebration of his 43rd birthday, despite the coronavirus lockdown enforced in Lagos State.
In the viral video, the couple was seen dancing to Naira Marley’s “Tesu Mole”. Naira Marley who was in attendance alongside several other party guests who were also vibing to his music.
Touched by the opinions of Nigerians, the actress took to Instagram to apologise and explain what really happened before and during the birthday party. According to her, the reason she had a lot of people around was that the production for a forthcoming movie “Omo Ghetto Saga“, was ongoing before the lockdown was intensified.
She added that most of the crew members couldn’t return back to their homes because they lived outside Lagos and the majority of them decided to stay in the estate which had a boot camp. She insisted that she had no intention to mislead people but she will always continue to support the government in their bid to reduce and eradicate coronavirus.
Watch her address comments about her house party:

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