COVID-19: Nigerians call for Funke Akindele’s arrest for hosting celebrity party

4/5/2020 4:25:00 PM

COVID-19: Nigerians call for Funke Akindele’s arrest for hosting celebrity party

Eniola Akinkuotu, AbujaNollywood actor, Funke Akindele, has come under intense criticism for hosting a celebrity-studded party at home despite the government-ordered lockdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.Thousands of Nigerians on social media called for the arrest Akindele, popularly called ‘Jenifa’.

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The actress, who is considered as an ambassador for the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control and Dettol, has appeared in adverts calling on Nigerians to observe social distancing and hygiene.However, in a video posted on social media by her husband, Abdulrasheed Bello aka JJC Skillz, many celebrities including singer Naira Marley, are seen having a house party in contravention of the government order.

In the video, which is almost two minutes long, JJC Skillz says it was his birthday and he had to invite friends to celebrate with him at their home located at Amen Estate, Lekki-Epe Expressway.He said, “Na here we dey, those of us wey get mind (sic). This is the best estate to be stuck in during the lockdown. It is my birthday.”

The guests, which are over 20, including Naira Marley, are also seen singing ‘Ma fo’, a song released by the musician last year.The video, however, caused uproar online with many Nigerians calling on both the Federal Government and the Lagos State Government to take immediate action.

@Dolusegun tweeted, “Funke Akindele and her husband should be arrested this morning.”@Klazematics said, “The government won’t succeed with this lockdown if people like Funke Akindele are not punished for their reckless behaviour. A scapegoat needs to be made of them.”

@Bshizzle70 wrote on Instagram, “Everybody at that party should be arrested. This is a criminal offence. Choose who your role model is wisely.”@deeoneayekooto tweeted, @Funke Akindele, a Dettol ambassador, is leading a campaign against coronavirus and you’re on the advert. You’re a Lagos State Government ambassador. You held a party in the midst of coronavirus lockdown. Shame on you, you are not a worthy ambassador.”

The Lagos Infection Diseases Regulations 2020 (the Regulations) prescribes a jail term of one month or N100,000 fine or both for persons found guilty of hosting gatherings or flouting the lockdown order.It reads in part, “Where there is a violation of a close down or stay at home order, security agencies shall have power to arrest without warrant and may detain any person who violates the close down or stay at home order for at least forty-eight (48) hours.

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Follow me now olori_dr to get healthy tips and natural root and herbs to all kinds of disease/virus. This habit seems to be pridefulness,and it calls for total sanction. No one is above mistake. “The only man who never makes a mistake is the man who never does anything”. Theodore Roosevelt LASG will quarantine everyone in that party for another 14days. But first they will have to test each and everyone to ascertain their corona virus status.

She should be arrested, she is not above the law of the land Nonsense, blusheet You guys should leave this celebrity alone and focus on the important need of the world right now. Y should she be arrested? Abeg everyone should face his/her problem. We hav better issues at hand to solve then arrest innocent people🙄🙄🙄

A lot of our so called 'celebrities' suffer a lot from inferiority complex,that's why they constantly want to prove how much they 'ENJOY' the gutters they grew up in never really left them unfortunately. Why why Funke our people are dying in uk covid 19 is not s joking matter you should accept your punishment why carried away you are suppose to be part of this stay home program why

Of course she should be, such a two faced personality like the character she's used to acting. Iyemelon So, this thing people say about Yoruba people and party (OWAMBE) is true? Even at a time of this global Covid-19 crisis, Funke cannot hold herself? Why should she be arrested?what crime did she commit? She came out to apologize about what happened.

Is it your party? You guys aren't seeing the tragedy brought to Nigeria by China in the name of 5G network I'm sure she has one time said 'parri skara' Party indeed done 'skara' funkeakindele Very hopeless celebrities mtsswwww.. Make me to hate them. Government should borrow sense and not scape-Goat Funke Akindele while leaving the COVID-19 hiding Family of LUTH to go scot free. It made no sense!

She’s trying to tell Nigerians she’s untouchable. Engaging in any act of omission or commission that is capable of killing people or exposing others to danger is an offense. The crowd at some malls and markets is definitely more than her party...Why not arrest shoppers and supermarket owners too? Please FreeFunke...

If she of all people could call a party & celebrities like her too attended, then it means that the covid-19 noise is nothing but noise & over bloated cum hype gimmicks which I guess was the reason why World Bank excluded Nigeria from the fund's allocation... How many arrest have been done for the participants of Africa magic movie awards.

Nigerians too get wahala Good She was given an ambassador by NCDCgov to enlighten the public against gathering and how to stay safe cuz the potential was seen in her! Unfortunately for her she broke the law! I expect NCDCgov to relieve her off the ambassadorship!!! Community service for her. What got me angry about all dis is the fact dat , funke Akindele has made some magots to open their mouths and speak trash.

Were the attendees fools? People like funke Akindele, naira malley they are celebrity miss road wit no sense. Money miss road. See pathetic comments oh..Its ok...cos its funke abi? I pray someone from that party will infect you hypocrites. Yeye generation. Yes, she deserves to Serv as example if not, hummmm anybody can just come up n say he /she want to throw up welcome party for his uncle dt jst returned from whuan china

Let's see if she is going to be arrested like many motorist that were arrested and have their vehicles confiscated. No wonder many will argue Nigerian law is only for the poor. Celebrities without reasoning ! If truly she did, let Reckit (Dettol company) strip her of the ambassadorial role she does on TV for complying with social distancing and keeping safe.

REALLY? NIGERIANS!!!! How many Nigerians? Did we hold a secret meeting the center of your brain where we reached this conclusion? Disgusting journalism. It’s a shame. I’m disappointed, she ought to know better Sure she will be arrested What I will say is this; If this go unpunished (Even when she was used for advert on same StayHome Social distancing), Lagos State should open all the churches they closed... Its Funke’s house right? It’s God’s House too.

Some of these our 80naira celeb misbehaves alot. Only those that attend the party should be arrested She should be arrested and prosecuted under the new Lagos State Infections Disease Regulations Act 2020 passed into Law and signed by Govnor Sanwoolu two weeks ago. Funke is a lawyer by training and should know the implications of an affront against a subsisting law.

iamawarayo Abeg when is AIYETORO season coming out ? So most of the news you post is from Twitter Lmao I'm never taking what you Twit serious again o The period people are calling onto God is when some jobless people are busy partying - the descendant of Nineveh Nonsense arrest. They should arrest every family that has more than 2 people in it. Go to north and arrest family of 5 wives 20 children.

An exemplary definition of tragedy of the commons She believe there's no virus Supported. Indiscreet behaviour She is not thinking right!!! na ordinary Twitter opinion The money FG said they shared to the poor is quite more important than this, why not say Nigerians call for the Federal government to show proof of sharing the money...the country is hungry....

funkeakindele and co should be question why she disobey government directive. Hahaha Most of dem have connection wit politicians, senators n d rest so 4get d arrest thing e no go happen 4 Nigeria but if na common person 4 Nigeria do dat,Army, police will beat such person blue black Nigeria as been messed long ago, some people re above d law while some re not

Funke Akindele Bello should learn where to place her hands and when necessary. Funke oya receive some sense. Ode Where are the Nigerians that call for her arrest? Mtchw Pathetic, and she featured in an advert on the awareness of the pandemic and ways to prevent yourself. I can remember she bodly said avoid social gathering a week later she hosted a party. Is she OK at all

If this act of hers was committed in south korea by now she would be on trial...her rebellious act should be punished How can that be possible when she is Dettol ambassador on Covid 19? Supported . NONSENSE But why at this time? She has apologised and that settles it all Maybe those that attended tested negative 🤔🏃🏽‍♀️🏃🏽‍♀️🏃🏽‍♀️🏃🏽‍♀️

How did those invited got to the venue ? and secondly there should be a severe penalty for someone like her to disobey government advise. Why people no they mind their business nah? Arrest her Asap!! What a nasty bittch !! funkeakindele Has she not been arrested and charged...? No time to waste please, let's make some money for the government. Many recalcitrant individuals are still waiting on line to be arrested and jailed plz.

Is it the same Funke Akindele that NCDCgov uses for their jingles? We are not serious in this country 🤦🏾‍♂️ WhatsApp call or what?😒 Arrest ke, They only drag Aunty Funke Akindele AKA ‘Jenifa’ to realize her mistakes. News carrier sef ‘iba yin 1million’ A quick arrest...... Na those celeb go come on social media they preach abt social distance.

Rate at which tweets make it to Nigerian newspapers these days... No she mustn't hold any party for now it is two dangerous to do that now it is dangerous to her health and those other uninfected people. And if they were less than 20? How did 'Twitter members' turn to 'Nigerians'?- This is absurd. Not only the host but the parasites too

Ahhhh ☹️☹️ Her disobedience is very bad. But how many politicians have we arrested for flouting same rules? The poor against the poor from time immemorial while the rich are flexing. That's Nigeria story. You guys are jobless keep off, stop the hate post it's not helping the situation. Staying at home without any government support is not worth it

Download our free eBook now and have access to all our exclusive offers and daily contents(Success,business,Engineering,Mindset & Personal Finance). 👇 Please share it. Ayo ni npa 'yan. She is well enlightened and knows our situation in Nigeria, that it's only God that is protecting us. She and her guests should go on isolation. We cannot afford another outbreak.

If she's eventually arrested, Nigerians will also call for her release. Their major aim was to shut down churches while they continue with their evil agenda which some celebrities & media houses are their tools to propagate the evil agenda. The lady & her husband knows some stuffs you guys don’t know; hence they flaunt the order.

She should be arrested, and made to do community service at Yaba!! Ambassador of Covid-19! Let her TV advert be stopped and paid retrieve What a disgrace at such a time. Churches and mosques are being closed; Pastors and Imams are being arrested of violating the Govt order but yet a 'celebrity' had the gut to host a party and nobody is saying anything about it. What a disgrace!

Truly a village champion. All I can say is that we need the likes Vladimir Putin or Kim Jong-Un to rule this country for a short while Dey should get her at least let us hear speak those yorabaic English We are hypocrite people No one is above the law if she defined it then arrest am and judge her . If she didn’t then leave her alone

Same Fool that was used to convey awareness 🙄 Mind you, being a Fool is not an insult, it's a description Una really mean to koba this lady sha. If she did she should be quarantined immediately Fact. Laws should be made Supreme and any defaulter has to be used as scape goat, so others won't go astray. Nawa oooo🙄🙄🙄

It shows her lack of sensitivity, one would hv thought somebody of her personality would be more responsible. Endangering the lives of not just those who attended, but also, Lagos residents She hosted a party her place YES!!!!kill yourselves😒 Bad belle. Some cannot have fun in peace She call herself an ambassador of NCDC and yet contravening their ideas.that is why I do say the fact that u re illiterate doesnt mean u are educated

Scam People shaaa🙄...there are more serious issues than this.... The irresponsible attendees that honour the invitation should be held accountable Is she the one to arrest or the attendees? jidesanwoolu PoliceNG MBuhari is there a different law for other Nigerians? This woman and her husband disobeyed a directive by the NGRPresident. Shows what Nigerians think of the president

Story for cockroaches Nigerians can turn on you in 1 minutes Those that are supposed to be role models ends up misbehaving. Choose your role model wisely... Is her crime worse than all the ones our leaders are doing by looting public fund even at the one meant for the containment of the covid-19. Let’s not allow boredom lead us into nonsense jarre

Yes.her fuck up should be treated Someone cannot do party in peace again 😒😏😏 She is a disgrace to her carrier and Nigeria just like all this useless politician Haba,be cautious My Queen funkeakindele ❤️❤️❤️ Funke Akindele, her husband and everyone that attended the party. I love Funke Akindele but she went too far.

jidesanwoolu NCDCgov Fmohnigeria DrEOEhanire she should be arrested as well as her husband and all the attendees. They should be isolated for 14days and tested. They have all become a big threat to Lagosians. Don't be superfluous in action There is nothing in d Constitution dt stop Funke from hosting people or partying. She is not rattled by covid 19 like our so-called yellow belly leaders who copied and paste total lockdown.

In the mids of Funke Akindele House Party don't get distracted from the real deal👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼 jidesanwoolu followlasg PoliceNG Sanwo l hope she and her husband have been arrested along with others at the event? Yoruba people can't stay without party People wey dey throw party 4 hell fire...e come be lockdown dey no go throw party....

If Lagos State can't get that bitch arrested for been an idiot then Lagos is MESS! We'll be waiting for results very soon Wholesale disregard!!! They should all be quarantined 0necoolJB 𝗬𝗼𝘂'𝗿𝗲 𝗮 𝗴𝗼𝗼𝗱 𝘄𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗬𝗼𝘂'𝗿𝗲 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗳𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗶𝗻 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗮𝗯𝗶𝗹𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗬𝗼𝘂'𝗹𝗹 𝗹𝗼𝘃𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗴𝗲𝘁 𝟮𝟬 𝗴𝗼𝗼𝗱 𝘄𝗲𝗯𝘀𝗶𝘁𝗲𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁'𝗹𝗹 𝗽𝗮𝘆 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗮𝘁 𝗹𝗲𝗮𝘀𝘁 $𝟱𝟬 𝘁𝗼 𝘄𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗲 Then this is for you:

This Nigeria we've been signing about. Those that have been begging her money and those that have received it already are here commenting rubbish. No person is above the law of any country irrespective or wat u are. Stop the sentiment get her arrested at once Hypocrisy is the order of the day. I guess her birthday was more important than people's lives.

Not surprise because some so called celebrities just don't have sixth sense. Pls have the full video?.. Have they arrested Tinubu yet for hosting a party in his house too? 2 faced people everywhere. Covidiot Nothing bad in Hosting a Party... But during corona virus period that's really bad. I still love you Jenifer but pls don't do it again.

Abegggy,, arrest khor, Arrester ni. Dem youth wey go Spoil police station for katsina, Dem don arrest dem now NCDCgov should do the needful! It’s not rocket science. This is wrong absolutely wrong frm funke akindele... rubbish!!! I agree , she should be arrested. That was not a celebrity party it was a birthday party that guest where residents of the same areas

Those that are calling for her arrest are mad. Nigeria is a joke.Nigerians are jokers. Everyone of u dragging Funke/Nairamarley are all hypocrites,How can u be mad at some group of people having a birthday party Inside a house ? Didn’t they all knw abt d Virus shit b4 having d party?Y’ll will even do more than them..

If imam and pastors can be arrested who is funke akindele! Place her and all her attendees on isolation for 2wks To those opposed to the implementation of the law, you guys don't know the danger out there; Check NCDC figures and you will see evidences of community transmission of COVID-19 in Lagos. If you still don't know what community transmission means, check the videos from Europe

She and those attended the ceremony should be arrested John 8:7 says 'let him who is without sin cast the first stone'. Meaning be the first to call the police If this party is done after the said lockdown then something is wrong...she does advertising for NCDCgov on channeltv and NTA about the virus spread...does she know something we don't know? Is coronavirus truly in Nigeria or FGN is messing with the masses?

Not just arrested. She should be stripped of her ambassadorship! Bad examples everywhere 🤦‍♂️ many Nigerians said that.I am not one of them So after the arrest what will now happen Mtchew How do you host a party in a state with lockdown? Arrest her ke 😑 ncdc should just remove her as there ambassador, and quarantine all the party attendees in a poultry.

Arrested for ? Is either she is irresponsible or the cases NCDCgov are giving us is audio to chase clout coz she should know better since she works with them... Anything can go in naija Educated illiterate Scape goat 🐐 E don happen 😹 Which Nigerians? Be specific o Abeg, watch my YouTube channel, subscribe,like, comment and share:

That's wrong of her cos she should know better than to post a celebrity party during this lockdown. What's the essence of hosting such party, can't she wait? Hopefully the lockdown will be over so she should obey instructions cos it's for the best and no-one is above the law...🙏 Haba! For hosting a party🙄🙄🙄 abeg na..e neva reach day side ejoor o....yeah she and her hubby acted very irresponsibly but there are better ways to handle this erratic behaviour

Better When Muslim attended Friday prayerlagos there, what did the govt do? Because she is celebrity an ambassador too, people are escalating the issue, party inside her house, what is wrong with that, what about people who lived in public yard? Abeg make una forget this matter She obviously don't understand the gravity of the situation, so rather she should be made to volunteer at NCDC for a week, even if it to wash toilet in other to school her on reality because am sure she will help spread the word after that assignment.

Does anyone know the covenant the yorubas have with party. For them life is party, party,party. 🤦🏽‍♀️🤦🏽‍♀️People put so much perfection on celebrities forgetting that they’re humans too they can’t be perfect, they can forget like every other persons, they can make mistakes also. Let us just mind our business, try to keep ourselves safe and pray all this pandemic just fades away.

The truth is people who are to enforce the law would have escorted these 'celebs' to the party. There's already a compromise. Demanding for their arrest is not the best option. She should be made to apologize else this would happen again She is a fool to be hosting a party this time. Lagos govt should quarantine her for 14days including those that attended

Am not in support of the party she hosted but if its not more than the government recommended number of persons, Wats d fuss? She broke no laws if so Una no dey OK...things wey no concern una,na una house she take do ahm? Na money dey talk..... If u have money in Nigeria u do anything u like.. Nawah for you funke

Those calling for arrest, should rethink.they should channel there anger to the government cos many people in this country Nigeria are hungry.yes she hold a party during this period but is her personal business not anybody's beckley_adeola NCDC should immediately quarantine her and all those who attended that party. They are real danger to public health and safety.

why Owambe covid -19 At least she didn't go out of the estate😋😋😋😋 What about the Muslims that Still go to mosque to pray despite the serious warnings go and arrest them first before coming to funke bello Nobody can arrest her, Yes she should be jailed for taking our dear lives for granted Point of correction.... Not all Nigerians please. People wey una suppose expose and arrest una no go do... Na cheap popularity una dey look for.

Do wat I say but don't do wat I do... funkeakindele Minus me o punch Her advert on Covid-19 be brought down and she sued for damages Una don start wahala again instead of focusing on how hunger no go kills us. U busy talking about someone who have got the best connection world wide . Work2bcomGreat Mad ooo 😂😂

I guess kemi ....... Of Sunday punch is behind this tweet? EtniesJags We can equally forgive her if she ask us to drop account number 😂 When those who ought to be role models become defaulters of the law. As much as I like Her, she should be made to understand that nobody is above the law! Your status as a celebrity doesn't give you immunity to break the law.

Good But they should also goan arrest Oyedepo for having a church service with hundreds of his followers present, after the government had placed ban on gatherings of more than 50 people. The law shows no respect for societal status or religious nomenclature. FoolsAreFools Some of our celebrities need cushion: this is crazy.

KawuGarba Is “arrest” another connotation of the word “isolation” or you are just being unprofessional as usual? For what Nigeria should not support 5G. Illuminati will take over Nigeria if so. She really goofed ChocolateMoana She should be ... I love her he’s but not now hosting a party we way they house are we stupid ni cmon na

She is NCDCgov ambassador maybe she knows something that we don’t know that’s why she is not scared of the virus Because there's tension in the world so she should come and kill herself? Mtchwwwwww you people should leave her alone o Arrest how now, all we ask is for them to be quarantined for the next 14 days, we wouldn't know who would have been a carrier amongst them making all of them a potential threat

What for? She is like a typical Nigerian mostly leaders who preach morality but exhibit immorality. Who are the Nigerian? When did the 'Nigerians' say started getting on news papers? 🤷‍♂️ This woman again That's country is a very stupid place to live.. what about Sadiya_farouq FMHDSD sharing money in abuja and other breaking isolation rules

A saint should throw the first stone. Did she host the party in your house, village or street? She had her fun right inside her house. FreeFunke 👈 Why should she host a party at this time? She deserves it They should leave the Lady alone and face more important task jare Punch point of correction.. twitter handlers

Mheen dz is getting interesting As was as sydney_talker. Arrest all the defaulters. Unpatriotic The gag is no one is getting arrested during this pandemic. Punch hehehe .. Nigerian just said they should be isolated Wow Lol.... Punch newspapers be warned Some Nigerians you mean Nawa oo inside life😂😂 ASAP!!!

COVID-19: Funke Akindele gives reason for hosting party with Naira Marley, others - Daily Post NigeriaPopular Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele has given reason she held a party at her house despite the government ban on social gathering. DAILY POST had Reason not acceptable If you are a celebrity and your party list is not including officialnairam1 and Zlatan_Ibile forget it you are not throwing a party Whatever reason she had defeated itself on delivery. You can't tell people to do something and do the opposite. It is called 'HYPOCRISY' and is punishable. As much as I love her works, I believe she should just eat the humble pie and accept her misgivings.

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