A popular Nollywood actress ,Funke Akindele popularly known as “Jenifa” has been prosecuted alongside his husband, Abdul Rasheed Bello for violating the lockdown order of Lagos state.
Pronouncing her judgement on the couple, Mrs Aje Afunwa of Lagos State Magistrate court, Ogba, Ikeja, imposed a fine of #100,000 each on the couple, totalling #200,000 and ordered that they should be placed in isolation immediately.
The Magistrate frowned at the couple for throwing such a party at this point in time when the whole world is in tears and mourning the negative effect of corona virus which has claimed so many lives and thrown many into sorrows, tears and pains.
Members of the public were shocked when the secret of the couple was blown open through a video uploaded on the social media while holding a birthday party in honour of Akindele’s husband at Amen Estate, Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos state with over 20 people in attendance.
Having pleaded guilty to a charge of violating Lagos State directive on social distancing, the couple were penalised and ordered to pay the fine, compile the names of everyone in attendance at the party and also embark on a 14 day community service for 3hrs between 9am-12noon on daily basis, excluding Saturdays and Sundays with immediate effect.
Funke Akindele is brand ambassador to some reputable organizations in Nigeria as well as Lagos state. She has featured in so many movies and won awards in her chosen career. She recently gave birth to a set if twins at the age of 40 and boasts of high followership on her social media pages