Funke Akindele, Husband Sentenced To 14 Days Community Service, Fined N100,000 Each
Popular Nollywood Actress, Funke Akindele and her husband, AbdulRasheed Bello popularly known as JJC Skillz, have been sentenced to 14 days community service.
The couple had admitted guilt before Chief Magistrate Yewande Aje-Afunwa during arraignment on Monday.
Aje-Afunwa also imposed a fine of N100,000 on each of them and ordered that each of them should be isolation for 14 days.
The chief magistrate had stood down the case after the couple pleaded guilty.
She imposed the sentence when proceedings resumed more than an hour later.
Aje-Afunwa described their actions as reckless.
“The defendants shall pay a fine of N100,000 within three days from today. They are to do community service for a period of 14 days – for three hours from 9am-12pm daily – excluding Saturday and Sunday.
“The community service shall be done in any public place in Lagos.
“The defendants shall be made to visit 10 important public places in Lagos State to generate awareness of the COVID-19 pandemic and the consequences of non-compliance with the laws created to curb the spread of the disease.
“In order to ensure that COVID-19 does not spread, the defendants shall be immediately held in isolation for 14 days in a place only known to the Lagos State Ministry of Health,” she held.
In the charge preferred by the attorney-general of Lagos State, the couple committed the offence on Sunday on Amen Estate, Ibeju-Lekki.
”You, Funke Akindele and Abdulrasheed Bello, on the fourth day of April 2020, at 9 Gbadamosi Close on Amen Estate, Ibeju-Lekki in the Lagos Magisterial District, gathered at the aforementioned address with over 20 persons, contrary to the social distancing directive of Mr Governor of Lagos State, made pursuant to Regulation 8 (1) (a) and (b) and 17 (1) (I) of the Lagos State Infectious Disease ( Emergency Prevention) Regulation 2020, and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 58 of the Public Health Law of Lagos State,” prosecution stated in the charge sheet.
In addition, they are however to provide details of those who attended the husband’s birthday party.