“Entertainment Wrecklessness”: Nollywood star, Funke Akindele, arrested for hosting birthday party during Coronavirus lockdown, restrictions


Funke Akindele and JJC Skillz | Pulse | Guardian|

*Others at large invited to show up at station

Nollywood superstar, Funke Akindele popularly known as Jenifa, has been arrested for hosting a brithday party thereby defying restriction and lockdown orders of the Federal and Lagos State governments.
Akindele was reportedly arrested on Sunday for hosting the party on Saturday in honour of her husband, Abdul Rasheed Bello a.k.a. JJC Skillz, a singer.
The party, it was learnt, attracted more than the permissible guests in line with the restriction order to contain COVID-19 pandemic.
Social media had been agog with a viral video of the party, which attracted star artistes such as Azeez Fashola a.k.a Naira Marley, among others.
It was an act that some Nigerians described as “entertainment wrecklessness”  and a show of insensitivity on the party of a young Nigerian movie star like Funke.
This development has been confirmed by the Lagos State Police Command, which through its Public Relations Officer, DSP Bala Elkana, communicated via a statement obtained by The DEFENDER.
In the statement issued Sunday evening, DSP Elkana said: “Attention of Lagos State Police Command was drawn to a viral video showing a large number of persons mainly in the entertainment industry in an Estate, along Ajah, Ibeju-Lekki axis, Lagos celebrating a birthday party organised by Funke Akindele Bello and her husband.
“Police detectives from the State CID Yaba were promptly drafted to the location.
“Funke Akindele was arrested. Investigation is ongoing, efforts are intensified to arrest the remaining persons in the video, among whom are Azeez Fashola a.k.a Naira Marley and Abdul Rasheed Bello a.k.a. JJC Skillz.
“They are in their best interests urged to report at the State CID Yaba on Monday 6th April, 2020 or risk being declared wanted.”

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