Star Actress Funke Akindele and her husband have been sentenced to a fourteen day Community service of three hours per day excluding Saturdays And Sundays and a fine of 100,000 each.
Each Defender shall visit 10 important public places within Lagos State to educate the public on the consequences of non compliance with the restriction order; and they must submit the names and phone numbers of every person who attended the party for contact tracing and possible quarantine by the State Government to determine their COVID-19 status.
Failure to abide by the above directives shall attract more severe punishments.
This Punishment is as result of the disobedience of the government stay at Home order and disregard for the physical distance order by the Government to contain the spread of Covid-19.
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.
3. The suspects were arrested by operatives of Lagos State Police Command following a viral video showing a large number of persons mainly in the entertainment industry in an Estate, along Ajah, Ibeju-Lekki axis, Lagos celebrating a birthday party organised by Funke Akindele Bello and her husband Abdul Rasheed Bello.
Azeez Fashola a.k.a Naira Marley is now in Police custody. He will also be charged to Court for violating the restriction orders. The Command has launched a manhunt for the remaining persons who attended the Party.