It could be recalled Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele Bello was arrested on Sunday, April 5 for defying a mandatory lockdown and social distancing order by Lagos State government as a result of hosting a birthday party for her husband, JJC Skillz in their Lagos apartment.
The actress was reported to have spent the Sunday night at the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) office in Panti, Yaba, Lagos.
According to a report by LIB, Funke’s husband JJC Skillz born Abdulrasheed Bello who was not available during his wife’s arrest turned himself in and is currently with her in Panti adding that they will be arraigned in court today, Monday, April 6, 2020.
Also, Azeez Fashola better known as Naira Marley, actress Eniola Badmus and other invited guests at the birthday party asked by the police to report at the State Criminal Investigation Department for questioning are still being awaited.
The Lagos Infection Diseases Regulations 2020, had earlier prescribed a one month jail term or N100,000 fine or both for any one found guilty of hosting gatherings or defying the lockdown and social distancing order.
The regulation act in part reads;
“Where there is a violation of a closedown or stay-at-home order, security agencies shall have the power to arrest without warrant and may detain any person, who violates the closedown or stay-at-home order, for at least 48 hours.
Where the arrested person is found guilty, the person is liable to a fine of N100,000 or one month imprisonment or three months’ community service.”