The Office of Attorney General of Lagos State has arraigned popular Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele and her husband, Abdulrasheed Bello popular known as JJC before Ogba Magistrate Court over non compliance with social distance directives order.
The couple were arraigned before Chief Magistrate Aje Afuwa on a count charge pursuant to Regulation 8(1)(a) & (b) and 17(1)(i) of the Lagos State Infectious Disease (Emergency Prevention) Regulation 2020.
According to the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Moyosore Onigbanjo the offence is punishable under under Section 58 Public Health Law Cap P16 Vol.9 Laws of Lagos State, 2015.
When the charge was read to the couple, they pleaded guilty.
The development which made the Attorney General to ask the court to convict the couple’s accordingly.
Consequently, the Magistrate stood down the trial for thirty minutes to pronounce the sentence on the couple
On the fourth day of this month, the couple’s posted a birthday party of the husband on social media platforms which trend and led to public debate
Our judicial correspondent, reports that the trial is ongoing as at the time of filling this report.