Actress Funke Akindele has been arrested on Sunday 5th April after being called out by fans for defying social distancing restrictions and hosting birthday party to celebrate her husband‘s birthday.
Police had Funke Akindele arrested for not observing the social distancing law in her home in Amen Estate Lagos on the evening of Sunday 5th of April.
Funke Akindele’s arrest was confirmed on twitter by the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor of Lagos State on New Media, Gawat Jubril on Sunday evening.
FLASH: The Lagos State Police Command has arrested Nollywood Actress, @funkeakindele for violating the Social Distancing directive of the State yesterday … efforts ongoing to apprehend @JJCSKILLZ and others or risk being declared wanted. #COVID19Lagos pic.twitter.com/4l4zqw0o7L
— Gawat Jubril A. (@Mr_JAGss) April 5, 2020
The police are also in search of her husband, Naira Marley and others who were in attendance.
The award winning actress got into trouble after she shared live feed from on her Instagram of how much fun they were having at the in house party. Fans were not pleased and took to twitter to call the actress out for flunking the social distancing directive.
She took to social media to explain and appeal.
In her apology affirmed that all those at the party had been staying in the Amen Estate residence for days and weeks as part of her new project that also involves Naira Marely. She said that she had no intention of misleading the public.
She indeed looked remorseful but the security agencies aren’t having it.
Efforts are also being made to apprehend her husband, Naira Marley – who had just returned from the UK, Eniola Badmus and several others who were in attendance.
She had been engaged by the government and private companies to spread word on the social distancing campaign aimed at combating the pandemic.
In fan opinion, if it were to be anyone, it should not have been her who should lead by example.