The Lagos State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele (Jenifa) who is now at the State CID Panti. The arrest was made after she was seen in a video with some celebrities when she organized a surprise birthday party for her husband in her home. The police said this is in violation of the lockdown order 2020 which states that.
“Where there is a violation of a close-down or stay at home order, security Agencies shall have power to arrest without warrant and may detain any person who violates the closedown or stay at home order for at least forty-eight (48) hours.
“Where the arrested person is found guilty, the person is liable to a fine of one Hundred Thousand Nara fine (N100,000.00) or one (1) month imprisonment or three (3) months Community service.”
The video shows there were more than the law required which is against Social Distancing. Many Nigerians have also expressed their anger over the birthday bash for the fact that Funke is not only a celebrity who should be exemplary to others, but also an NCDC and Dettol ambassador who has been seen in adverts urging people on ways to avoid the spread of COVID-19.