UPDATED: Funke Akindele, Husband Plead Guilty to Charge


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Popular Nollywood Actress Funke Akindele Bello has pleaded guilty to the charge of violating the social distancing directive after hosting a birthday party for her husband with more than 20 people in attendance.

The actress and her husband  were arraigned Monday morning at an Ogba Magistrate court in Lagos state

Moyo Onigbanjo (SAN), Lagos State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice who was the prosecutor accused Funke Akindele and her husband of disobeying the social distancing directive which forbids a gathering of more than 20 people

Mrs Akindele-Bello and her husband pleaded guilty to the one-count charge

The charge with reference number MIK/A/43/2020 and dated April 6, 2020 was signed by Director, Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) Yaquib Oshoala, The Nation reports.

It stated: “That you (1) Funke Akindele (2) Abdul Rasheed Bello on the 4th day of April 2020 at 9,Gbadamosi Close, Amen Estate, Ibeju 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 PreventionMegu/atian 2020 and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 58 Public Health Law Cap P16 Vol.9 Laws of Lagos State, 2015.



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