Funke Akindele arrested for flouting lock-down order

Aisha John-Mark

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The Lagos state police command has arrested movie star Funke Akindele for flouting the statewide lock-down order.

The actress organised a house party in honour of her husband, clearly violating the restriction order; following a barrage of criticisms Saturday over her action, she apologized.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bala Elkana, disclosed in a statement on Sunday in Lagos why she was arrested.

The attention of state Police Command was drawn to a viral video showing large number of persons mainly in the entertainment industry in an Estate, along Ajah, Ibeju-Lekki axis.

“They were celebrating a birthday party organised by Funke Akindele-Bello and her husband.

“Police detectives from the state CID Yaba, were promptly drafted to the location and Akindele was arrested,” Elkana said.

He said that efforts were 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.