Allowing the crowed officials to attended the funeral of the late chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari. Nigerians have asked the government and officials of the Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) to apologise to the Nollywood actress Funke Akindele.
Mrs Funke Akindele and her husband AbdulRasheed Bello, also known as JJC Skillz, were convicted for hosting a birthday party in their Amen Estate home during the COVID-19 lockdown.
The court sentenced the couple to 14-days community service after they pleaded guilty too one-court charge of violation of the social distancing orders imposed by the Lagos State government.
Singer Naira Marley and the PDP’s chieftain and owner of the Amen Estate Babatunde Gbadamosi escaped conviction after reaching a plea deal with the Lagos State government.
Pictures and videos from the burial of former chief of staff Mallam Abba Kyari shows crowded people in participations during the burial rites and Janazah prayer without observing social distancing of 2metres.
“Funke Akindele was arrested and arraigned for throwing a party in her house, “Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi, a COVID-19 survivot said on his Twitter handle.
“Some politicians decided to organise a prayer session, hereby breaching the Presidential order & @NCDCgov guideline on social distancing, but no action will be taken because ‘proximity to power’