House party: Court sentences Funke Akindele Bello, husband to 14 days’ community service

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The Chief Magistrates’Court 1in Ogba, Lagos State on Monday sentenced actress and producer, Funke Akindele Bello aka Jenifa, and her husband, Abdulrasheed Bello aka JJC Skillz, to 14 days’ community service for contravening the emergency provisions on the COVID-19 pandemic.

The charge sheet, which was prepared by the prosecuting team led by the Attorney-General of Lagos State, Moyosore Onigbanjo (SAN), reads: “On 04/04/2020, the two accused persons held a party at their residents with over twenty persons in attendance contrary to the social distancing directives made in pursuant to Regulation 8(1)(a) and (b) & 17(1)(i) of the restriction order.”

Both defendants pleaded guilty and the court sentenced them to 14 days’community service.

It said they must submit the names and phone numbers of every person who attended the party.

They shall also be placed on isolation by the State govt to determine their COVID-19 status. Failure to abide by the above directives shall attract more severe punishments.

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