The last is yet to be heard of the house party organized by the Bellos; popular Nollywood actress and producer, Funke Akindele and her husband, Abdulrasheed Bello, also known as JJC Skillz; which broke the Lagos State Infectious Disease (Emergency Prevention) Regulations 2020.
The Lagos State Police Command has launched a manhunt for other guests who attended the party; after it declared that controversial singer, Naira Marley will soon be arraigned.
‘‘Azeez Fashola a.k.a Naira Marley is now in Police custody. He will also be charged to Court for violating the restriction orders. The Command has launched a manhunt for the remaining persons who attended the party,’’ spokesperson of the Command, Bala Elkana disclosed.
The house party, hosted in the couple’s residence in Amen Estate, Lekki, on Saturday, April 4, 2020; was held to celebrate the 43rd birthday of Bello, a singer, song-writer and record producer.
As a matter of fact, the party which had a number of guests in attendance; generated an outrage among Nigerians after videos emerged on social media.
Subsequently, Funke Akindele was arrested and arraigned on Monday alongside her husband. The couple pleaded guilty and were then sentenced to a 14-day community service; of up to three hours per day. Further, the Magistrate, Yetunde Aje-Afunwa ruled that each of the defendant will visit 10 important public places; within Lagos State to educate the public on the consequences of non-compliance with the restriction order.
In addition, the couple was fined 100,000 each for breaching the law.
Also, the court ruled that the couple be placed on isolation by the State Government to determine their COVID-19 status.
Furthermore, they were ordered to submit the names and phone numbers of every person who attended the party; with the Police expected to use the list to hunt and track down the fleeing guests.