Funke Akindele Fined For Nation Lockdown Violation. As reported by BBC, The Prominent Nigerian actress Funke Akindele has been fined $260 (£210) after holding a party during the lockdown imposed to tackle coronavirus. She was widely criticised online for the party in her Lagos mansion, held to celebrate the birthday of her husband. Akindele has appeared in a Nigeria Centre for Disease Control video to raise awareness about coronavirus.
She defended Saturday’s party, saying that everyone who was there had been living in her house for several days.
“Nobody came from their house to party with us,” she said in a video shared on her Twitter feed.
Akindele and her husband pleaded guilty to violating the lockdown restrictions in a Lagos court, according to a statement from Lagos State police.
Funke Akindele Fined For Nation Lockdown Violation
As well as the fine, the couple have also been ordered to do 14 days of community service stipulating that they should both visit 10 important public places within Lagos state to educate the public on the consequences of not complying with restriction orders imposed by the government.
They were also told to submit the names and contact details of everyone else who attended the event.
Singer Naira Marley, who was also present at the party, is now in police custody.
Following the furore, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and cleaning products company Dettol have said Akindele has no official ambassadorial position with them, despite appearing on the video they produced together.
They have both emphasised the need for social distancing.