Funke Akindele arrested by Police over a birthday party

By Okoye Chibuzo on 05/04/2020

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The Men of the Nigerian police force, Lagos state command have arrested Funke Akindele-Belo, a Nollywood star.

Funke was arrested for breaking a lockdown order which banned large gathering of more than 20 persons.

She recently released a video apologising for her actions after an outrage by social media users asking for her arrest.
She organised a party of more than 20 persons at Amen Estate off Lekki-Epe Expressway to celebrate the Birthday of her husband, Abdul Rasheed Bello a.k.a. JJC Skillz.

She was taken to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba for questioning.

Funke Akindele risks being sentenced to one month in jail or N100,000 fine for the offence as contained in the Lagos Infection Disease Regulations 2020.

The arrest was confirmed by the Lagos State Police Command spokesperson, Bala Elkana in a statement released to newsmen. Bala also said that the duo of singer Azeez Fashola aka Naira Marley and Abdulrasheed Bello aka JJC Skillz (Funke's Husband) are also to appear before the command.

“Attention of Lagos State Police Command was drawn to a viral video showing a large number of persons mainly in the entertainment industry in an Estate, along Ajah, Ibeju-Lekki axis, Lagos celebrating a birthday party organised by Funke Akindele Bello and her husband.

“Police detectives from the State CID Yaba were promptly drafted to the location. Funke Akindele was arrested. The investigation is ongoing, efforts are intensified to arrest the remaining persons in the video, among whom are Azeez Fashola a.k.a Naira Marley and Abdul Rasheed Bello a.k.a. JJC Skillz. 

“They are in their best interests urged to report at the State CID Yaba on Monday, April 6, 2020, or risk being declared wanted.”


Posted on April, 5 2020

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