The Lagos State Police Command has said it has arrested Nollywood star, Funke Akindele aka Jenifa for contravening the state government’s order on social distancing to curb the spread of coronavirus in the country.
Funke’s arrest was confirmed on twitter by the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor of Lagos State on New Media, Gawat Jubril on Sunday evening.
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
Funke on Saturday hosted a birthday party in honour of her husband, Kehinde Oloyede in her apartment which led to an uproar on social media.
There was uproar on social media particularly on twitter on Sunday morning after Funke’s husband posted videos of the party on his instagram page.
However, on Sunday afternoon, she apologised over the incident, saying most of those who attended the party were colleagues who were living temporarily within the estate. The colleagues, she said, were working on film projects and could not return to their home states because of the lockdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Controversial singer, Azeez Fashola aka Naira Marley, also graced the party.
The Lagos Infectious Diseases Regulations 2020 prescribes a jail term of one month or N100,000 fine or both for persons found guilty of hosting gatherings or flouting the lockdown order.