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BREAKING: Court sentences Funke Akindele, husband to 14-day community service

By Monsuru Olowoopejo

Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele-Bello and her husband, Abdul-Rasheed Bello, professionally called JJC, have been sentenced to 14-day community service for contravening the lockdown order imposed by President Muhammadu Buhari to break circle of coronavirus in the country.

The court also ruled that each of the defendant shall be placed on isolation by the State Government to determine their COVID-19 status and that failure to abide by the directives would attract more severe punishments.
The couple was arraigned on Monday at the Chief Magistrate Court 1 Ogba, Ikeja on one count charge of contravening the Lagos State Infectious Disease Regulation 2020 law.

Funke Akindele and her husband were brought to Court by detectives from the State Criminal Investigation Department Yaba led by the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of investigation, DCP Yetunde Longe.
And the prosecuting team from the State Government was led by Lagos State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Moyosore Onigbanjo.
When the charge was read to the accused persons by the Court, they pleaded guilty to the offense.
Chief Magistrate, Aje Afuwa, while delivering the judgement, stated that the defendants were to pay a fine of 100,000 each and the couple will engage in 14 days community service.
The magistrate added that they will engage in the service three hours per day, excluding Saturday and Sunday.
According to the magistrate, each Defender shall visit 10 important public places within Lagos State to educate the public on consequences of non-compliance with the restriction order; and they must submit the names and phone numbers of every person who attended the party.
2 Comments
  1. Williams Gbenga says

    Funke Akindele and his husband given 14 days public community trial and paid #100,000each

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