By Dare Ojelade, Blessing Williams and Sofiyyah Abdur Rasak, Lagos
Popular actress, Funke Akindele a.k.a Jenifa, and her husband, Abdul Rasheed Bello popular called JJC Skillz have been ordered to supply the GSM numbers and addresses of all attendees of their party which took place on Sunday, 5 April, 2020 at Amen Estate, Lagos, The Gazelle News.com can report.
This was part of the ruling delivered by Chief Magistrate Yewande Aje-Afunwa when the couple were convicted on Monday, 6 April, 2020 at an Ikeja Chief Magistrate Court, Ogba.
Aje-Afunwa while sentencing the couple had ordered that they should provide the personal details of the attendees of the party
“Each defendant shall provide the names, addresses and GSM numbers of every person who attended the party within 24 hours,” the Chief Magistrate ordered as part of her ruling.
Chief Magistrate Yewande Aje-Afunwa sentenced Akindele and her husband to 14 days community service, each.
She also imposed N100,000 fine on each on them, directing that they should be isolated for 14 days.
The Lagos State Government has also vowed to prosecute all those who attended the birthday party hosted by Nollywood star, Funke Akindele in honour of her husband.
The state Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Moyosore Onigbanjo (SAN), said on Monday, 6 April, 2020 that they would be prosecuted for flouting social distancing regulation of the state
He made the disclosure in an interview with journalists shortly after the conviction and sentencing of Akindele and her husband for flouting state law on social gathering by the Ikeja Chief Magistrate Court.
The Attorney-General said that efforts were being intensified to arrest all those who attended the party held on Amen Estate in Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos.
According to him, all the attendees will be made to face the full wrath of the law. “Once they are apprehended, they will face charges. “Today, the state charged two people to court for violating the Infection Disease Regulation of Lagos State Government. “They pleaded guilty and the court has sentenced them to pay a fine of N100, 000 each, to observe community service for 14 days and to be kept in isolation in a place to be decided by the Lagos State Ministry of Health,” he said.
Onigbajo noted that the movement restriction was put in place to protect the lives of the residents. “Everybody is urged to familiarise themselves with this law and to comply with it; otherwise, the long arm of government will reach out to them sooner than later. “This sentence should serve as a deterrent to everybody, nobody is bigger than the law,” he said.