Actress Funke Akindele has been arrested by men of the Nigerian Police Force for hosting a party an act violating Federal Government’s lockdown order.
According to Lagos State Police spokesman, Bala Elkana who confirmed Akindele’s arrest, “Attention of Lagos State Police Command 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 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. 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.
“They are in their best interests urged to report at the State CID Yaba on Monday 6th April, 2020 or risk being declared wanted.” He said
Funke and Skillz hosted friends to a house party on Saturday, April 4, to celebrate the birthday of the Nigerian rapper.
After series of tweets targeted at her, the Nollywood actress, recorded a video to clarify issues surrounding the viral video that showed how she organised a house party celebrating her husband’s birthday.
In the recently uploaded video, the actress apologized to her fans who assumed that the house party was against what she ought to stand for as the ambassador for the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC.
According to her, some of the people present at the party have been in the Estate for months, weeks or days before the lockdown that was announced by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Watch Funke Akindele’s Apology below: