Popular Nollywood actress and producer, Funke Akindele, has been arrested by the police in Lagos State for Flouting Lockdown Orders..
The Police Public Relations Officer for Lagos State, Bala Elkana, confirmed this in a statement on Sunday.
Elkanah said the actress was arrested for violating the restriction orders in the state as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and hosting a party.
In the statement on Sunday, Elkana said the Lagos State Police Command acted following 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.
Meanwhile singer Azeez Fashola, also known as Naira Marley and JJC Skillz were among those seen at the party and have been otdered
to report at the State CID Yaba on Monday in their interest or risk being declared wanted.