Court sentences Funke Akindele and husband to 14 days Community service; to pay 100k fine each
A Magistrate court sitting in Lagos on Monday sentenced Nollywood actress Funke Akindele and her husband Abdulrasheed Bello a.k.a JJC skills to 14 days community service each.
They are to serve three hours per day excluding Saturday and Sunday.
They must each visit 10 public places to educate people on the consequences of not complying with directives on Coronavirus.
The court also directed them to pay a fine of N100,000 each.
Furthermore, the court ordered that they shall be placed on isolation by the State Government to determine their COVID-19 status.
Failure to abide by the above directives shall attract more severe punishments.
The charge sheet filed against them reads
”On 04/04/2020, the two accused persons held a party at their residents with over twenty persons in attendance contrary to the social distancing directives made in pursuant to Regulation 8(1)(a) and (b) & 17(1)(i) of the Lagos State Infectious Disease (Emergency Prevention) Regulations 2020 and therefore committed an offence under Section 58 of the Public Health Law Cap P16 Vol. 9, Laws of Lagos State 2015.”