Funke Akindele arrested for hosting party for violating restriction order

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Funke Akindele, Nollywood actress, has been arrested by the Lagos state police command for hosting a party, in contravention of the lockdown order in the state.

According to The Punch, the movie star was whisked to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti (SCID), Yaba on Sunday evening.

Meanwhile the renowned actress, also known as Jenifa, earlier apologised after coming under fire for hosting the celebrity-studded house party amidst the Coronavirus lockdown.

The actress who hosted the party to celebrate her husband, JJC Skillz— Abdulrasheed Bello’s birthday—in their Amen Estate home, Lagos on Saturday, came under attack for flouting government directives on total lockdown and ban on large gatherings to flatten the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The party had in attendance, singer Naira Marley, actress Eniola Badmus and a host of other guests.

In a video from the party, JJC Skillz said it was his birthday and he had to invite friends to celebrate with him at their home along the Lekki-Epe Expressway.

He said, “Na here we dey, those of us wey get mind (sic). This is the best estate to be stuck in during the lockdown. It is my birthday.”

The guests, who were over 20, including Naira Marley, were also seen singing ‘Ma fo’, a song released by the musician.

The video drew the ire of Nigerians on social media with many calling on both the Federal Government and the Lagos State Government to take immediate action.

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