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Court Convicts Funke Akindele And Husband For Violating Law On Social Gathering

Funke Akindele popular Nollywood star and her husband AbdulRasheed Bello have been found guilty for violating Lagos State government Law on social gatherings.

Their conviction follows the plea of guilt when they were arraigned before a Chief Magistrate Yewande O. Aje-Afunwa sitting in Ogba Magistrate Court.

The court fined them N100,000 (One hundred thousands naira) each and 14 days community service and thereafter to embark on period of self isolation.

Funke Akindele and her husband AbdulRasheed Bello will now embark on 14 days of community service having been found guilty of violating the Social Distancing directive of the state government.

The celebrity couple had pleaded guilty to the charge against them when they were brought before the court.

Trouble started for the couple when they hosted a birthday party at their home on 9 Gbadamosi Close, Amen Estate, Abijo, Lekki in the Lagos magisterial district.

The defenfants, Funke Akindele and Abdul Rasheed Bello were charged for a one count offence bordering on social distancing of Lagos State government made pursuant to regulation 8(1)(a)(b) 17(1)(i) of the Lagos State Infectious Disease (Emergency Prevention) Regulation 2020 and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 58 Public Health Law Cap. P.16 Vol 9, Laws of Lagos State, 2015.

Funke Akindele and her husband pleaded guilty to the charge after being prosecuted by Lagos State Commissioner of Justice, Moyosore Onigbanjo.

The court pronounced judgment against the couple following the plea of leniency by their defence counsel, Abayomi Alagbada.

A viral video had shown her husband dancing at his birthday party at the couple’s home in Amen Estate in Lekki on Saturday with a number of guests.

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