BREAKING: Police arrest Funke Akindele over house party

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Funke Akindele and her husband JJC Skillz
Funke Akindele and her husband JJC Skillz

Nollywood star, Funke Akindele popularly known as Jenifa, has been arrested for hosting a house party that defied Federal Government’s restriction on social distancing and lockdown.

Akindele was arrested on Sunday for hosting a house party on Saturday in honour of her husband, Abdul Rasheed Bello a.k.a. JJC Skillz, a singer.

JJC Skillz posted the video of the house party that had in attendance celebrities, friends and family on social media.

The party attracted more than the permissible number in line with the restriction order to contain COVID-19 pandemic.

Nigerians had called for the arrest of the actress early Sunday after the video went viral.

Some of the celebrities at the party included singer Naira Marley and Nollywood actress Eniola Badmus.

Lagos Police spokesperson, DSP Bala Elkana, confirmed the arrest of the actress.

In a statement on Sunday evening, he said: “Attention of Lagos State Police Command was drawn to a viral video showing a large number of persons mainly in the entertainment industry in an Estate, along Ajah, Ibeju-Lekki axis, Lagos celebrating a birthday party organised by Funke Akindele Bello and her husband.

“Police detectives from the State CID Yaba were promptly drafted to the location.

“Funke Akindele was arrested. Investigation is ongoing, efforts are intensified to arrest the remaining persons in the video, among whom are Azeez Fashola a.k.a Naira Marley and Abdul Rasheed Bello a.k.a. JJC Skillz.

“They are in their best interests urged to report at the State CID Yaba on Monday 6th April, 2020 or risk being declared wanted.”