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Funke Akindele arrested for hosting party despite lockdown

The Lagos State Police Command said it has arrested Nollywood star, Funke Akindele for defying the government’s order on lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus in the country.

In a new report, the Lagos State Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, confirms that the actress has been taken to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba.

“Yes, we have (arrested) Funke Akindele and we are looking for the others. She has been taken to SCID.”

were the words claimed to have been said by the PRO

It’s been revealed that authorities arrived in the estate where the actress lives —Amen Estate off Lekki-Epe Expressway— in about three patrol vehicles.

Though, Funke Akindele —who is an ambassador for the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, NCDC and Dettol— has since apologized on her social media platforms, a statement from the spokesperson of the police command affirms her arrest.

The statement reads,

Funke Akindele arrested for violating restriction orders in Lagos

The 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.

The statement also states that the police is in search for her hubby and Nigerian singer, Naira Marley.

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.

Watch video of the party below;

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