Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele-Bello and her husband, Abdul-Rasheed Bello, professionally called JJC, have been sentenced to 14-day community service for contravening the lockdown order in Lagos State.
The couple were charged to court by the police command in Lagos, is Akindele’s husband, who turned himself in after an order demanding that he makes himself available.
The Police Public Relations Officer in Lagos, Bala Elkana, had confirmed the Nollywood star’s arrest on Sunday, noting that it was predicated on a viral video showing a large number of persons mainly in the entertainment industry partying at a certain location.
Elkana further revealed that the crowd was celebrating a birthday party organised by Funke Akindele and her husband, Abdul Rasheed Bello – popularly known as JJC Skillz, in an estate along Ajah in the Ibeju-Lekki area of the state.
In accordance with the provisions of the law, the couple may be sentenced or have an option of fine.
The bill recommends a fine of N100,000 for defaulters, one-month incarceration in the correctional centre or three-month community service.
There is also a clause that could see offenders pay up to N200,000.
Funke, who came under attack by some Twitter users for her action, has since tendered an apology in a video, however, this gesture did not douse the debate stirred by her actions, giving her position in the society.