COVID-19 Lockdown: Nigerians React As Police Arrest Funke Akindele


Nigerians have expressed mixed reactions over the arrest of Nollywood superstar, Funke ‘Jenifa’ Akindele, for hosting a birthday party that violates Lagos state government’s lockdown.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that the actress was arrested on Sunday for hosting the party in honour of her husband, Abdul Rasheed Bello a.k.a. JJC Skillz.

Lagos Police spokesperson, DSP Bala Elkana, confirmed the arrest of the actress In a statement on Sunday evening.

The statement read: “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. An 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.”

However, Nigerians have praised the Lagos state police command for arresting the actress and not shielding her from arrest.

Some also commended her for issuing a public apology for hosting the party and called for her release.

Below are some of the reactions captured by this news medium on social media:

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