Nigerian celebrities has reacted over the arrest of their colleague Mrs. Funke Akindele-Bello and her husband, Abdulrasheed Bello aka JJC Skillz.
It can be recalled that the Nigerian Actress Mrs. Funke Akindele-Bello popularly known as “Jenifa” and her husband hosted a birthday party at their house on Saturday which sparked Twitter backlash the following day.
They were said to violate the government order on lockdown caused by the pandemic disease, Corona Virus.
The said actress who is said to be an ambassador for Dettol has appeared in adverts calling on Nigerians to observe social distancing and hygiene.
She took to her Instagram handle to apologize over the incident, saying that most of those who attended the party were her colleagues who were leaving temporarily within the Estate and could not go back to their place because of the lock down.
However, the Lagos State Police Command, yesterday, arrested and took them to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba. This was confirmed by Lagos State Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana.
Funke Akindele and husband, JJC Skillz have both been found guilty of going against government directives. They were sentenced to 14 days in community service with a fine of N100, 000 each and also go into self-isolation for 14 days in an undisclosed location.
Nigerian Celebrities especially Nollywood nStars took to their social media handles to sympathize with their colleague and plead with the government to temper justice with mercy.
Below are some of their posts: