The police have arrested Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele for violating the restriction orders in the state as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Lagos State.
The Police Public Relations Officer in Lagos, Bala Elkana, confirmed this in a statement on Sunday.
In the statement on Sunday, Elkana said the Lagos State Police Command noted a viral video showing a large number of persons mainly in the entertainment industry.
He stated that the crowd was celebrating a birthday party organised by Funke Akindele and her husband, Abdul Rasheed Bello – popularly known as JJC Skillz, in an estate along Ajah in the Ibeju-Lekki area of the state.
The command’s spokesman revealed that police detectives from the State Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Yaba were promptly drafted to the location where the actress was arrested.
He noted that the police had commenced investigation while making efforts to arrest other persons identified in the video.
According to Elkana, singer Azeez Fashola, also known as Naira Marley and JJC Skillz were among those seen at the party.
He asked the duo to report at the State CID Yaba on Monday in their interest or risk being declared wanted.
Funke, who came under attack by some Twitter users for her action, has since tendered an apology in a video.
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Despite the apology, the police confirmed her arrest hours after the state government revealed the details of the second person who died of coronavirus in the state.