The Nigeria Police Force, NPF in Lagos on Sunday evening has arrested the most popular Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele over hosting a house party to celebrate her husband, AbdulRasheed Bello, in contravention of the lockdown order in Lagos.
On Saturday, April 4, 2020, the actress threw a party that had over 20 people in attendance to celebrate her husband.
Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana confirmed the incident to newsmen saying the actress had been taken to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba.
“Yes, we have (arrested) Funke Akindele and we are looking for the others. She has been taken to SCID,” Elkana was quoted to have said.
The policemen were reported to have arrived in Amen Estate off Lekki-Epe Expressway in about three patrol vehicles.
“He said the command’s attention was drawn to a viral video showing a large number of persons mainly in the entertainment industry in an estate, along Ajah, Ibeju-Lekki axis, Lagos.
The event was a birthday party organised by Funke Akindele Bello and her husband.
“Police detectives from the State CID Yaba were promptly drafted to the location. Funke Akindele was arrested.
“Investigation is ongoing, efforts are intensified to arrest the remaining persons in the video, among whom are Azeez Fashola a.k.a Naira Marley and Abdul Rasheed Bello a.k.a. JJC Skillz.”
The statement warned them to report at the State CID Yaba on Monday, 6th April, 2020 or risk being declared wanted.
Nigerian singer, Naira Marley and Akindele’s friend, Eniola Badmus were at the party.
Meanwhile, Nigerians on social media had severely criticised Akindele for hosting a house party during a lockdown in the state.
The actress, who is said to be an ambassador for the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control and Dettol was also criticised had recently appeared in adverts telling Nigerians to observe social distancing.
Following the social media criticism, the actress apologised to everyone who felt offended by her action.