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COVID-19: Funke Akindele’s Co-offenders declared wanted

*As court roles out punishment

The Lagos state magistrate court sitting in Ogba on Monday slammed a 14-days community service and N100,000 fine on Star couple Funke Akindele-Bello and her hubby, Abdulrasheed Bello for violating the lockdown order.

The Command has also launched a manhunt for the remaining persons who attended the house party organized to celebrate the birthday of Akindele’s hubby.

Mrs Aje Afunwa of the Lagos State magistrate Court found the celebrity couple guilty as charged and sentenced as follows: 

1 Sentenced to 14 days community service, three hours per day, excluding Saturday and Sunday; 

2 The defendants (Funke Akindele and JJC) are to pay a fine of N100,000 each.

3. Each Defender shall visit 10 important public places within Lagos State to educate the public on the consequences of non-compliance with the restriction order; 

4. And they must submit the names and phone numbers of every person who attended the party. 

They shall be placed on isolation by the State Government to determine their COVID-19 status. Failure to abide by the above directives shall attract more severe punishments. 

The brief facts of the case as contained in the charge states as follows: On 04/04/2020, the two accused persons held a party at their residents with over twenty persons in attendance contrary to the social distancing directives made in pursuant to Regulation  8(1)(a) and (b) & 17(1)(i) of the Lagos State Infectious Disease (Emergency Prevention) Regulations 2020 and therefore committed an offence under Section 58 of the Public Health Law Cap P16 Vol. 9, Laws of Lagos State 2015. 

Azeez Fashola a.k.a Naira Marley is now in Police custody. He will also be charged to Court for violating the restriction orders.

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