Nollywood actress, Uche Elendu, has appealed to the Lagos state government to release her industry colleague and friend, Funke Akindele-Bello, for the sake of her twins who according to her, have been crying since their mother was arrested.
Recall that Saturday, April 4, 2020 was the birthday of Funke Akindele‘s husband, JJC Skillz and she took to her social media pages to celebrate him.
Sequel to this, angry Nigerians took to social media to call the actress out for flouting lockdown order and hosting an in-house party amid Covid-19 pandemic and called on Lagos state government to get her arrested.
In response to the above, the Lagos state police command arrested Funke Akindele yesterday, and asked her husband and Naira Marley to submit themselves at the station for further questioning, which JJC has already handed himself over to the police earlier today, April 6, 2020 as he awaits trial and court verdict.
In a post Uche Elendu shared on her Instagram page, she pleaded with the Lagos State Government and the Police for the release of Funke Akindele-Bello.
“Please release her 😥 i dont have any excuses to make for her cos the law is simple, No Social gathering !!!! but her humble and sweet spirit doesnt deserve this arrest…We are Sorry on her behalf please @jidesanwoolu @balaelkana
She explained and apologised please listen and forgive, at least people ate food at the party, the people that clustered people to share 2 packs of indomie in the name of Quarantine relief were not arrested, Please Forgive her #freefunkeakindele
Nigerians pls the same way you got her arrested through social media pls beg them to release her, her twins r crying 😭😭 #stayathome”
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