The Lagos State Police Command has arrested Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele for hosting a party in direct disobedience to the lockdown in Lagos State.
Lagos State Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, told journalists that the actress had been taken to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba.
He said, “Yes, we have (arrested) Funke Akindele and we are looking for the others. She has been taken to SCID.”
It was discovered that policemen arrived in Amen Estate off Lekki-Epe Expressway in about three patrol vehicles.
Akindele, popularly known as Jenifa, who is married to singer, Abdulrasheed Bello aka JJC Skillz, has held the party in his honour on Saturday to celebrate his 43rd birthday .
Singer, Azeez Fashola aka Naira Marley, also graced the party, which had over 20 others in attendance.
Thousands of Nigerians on social media who saw pictures from the party called for the arrest Akindele, popularly called ‘Jenifa’.
The actress has appeared in adverts for the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Dettol, calling on Nigerians to observe social distancing and hygiene.
She has however, expressed remorse and apologised over the incident, saying most of those who attended the party were colleagues, who were living temporarily within the estate and could not return to their home states because of the lockdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.