Funke Akindele, husband fined, sentenced to 14 days community service

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Nollywood star, Funke Akindele, and her husband, Abdul Rasheed Bello have been sentenced to 14 days community service and fined N100,000 each for flouting the social distancing regulation on the coronavirus pandemic.

The couple who admitted guilt to count charge brought against them by the Attorney General of Lagos State, Moyosore Onigbanjo, SAN for throwing a party at their Amen Estate Ibeju-Lekki Lagos residence which violated restriction order against the spread of Coronavirus in the state.

Delivering judgment after the couple pleaded guilty, Magistrate Y.O. Aje-Afunwa ordered the defendants to pay N100,000 naira each as fine and also held that the couple must serve 14 days community service and thereafter  observe the period of isolation.

Onigbanjo told the court that Funke and her husband Bello, flouted the directive of the Lagos state Governor when they gathered more than 20 people at their Lekki home.

The couple who were represented by their lawyer, Abayomi Alagbada however pleaded for leniency after pleading guilty to the charge.

“I plead for leniency on the following grounds. Both of them are first time offenders. They are respectable members of the society and have two young children to cater for”, he pleaded.

After taking their plea, Magistrate Aje-Afunwa stood the matter down for over one hour 30 minutes and went into her chamber to consider facts of the case and sentencing.