How Funke Akindele’s Stubborness in Pulling Down Instagram Video Resulted in her Arrest – LASG Official
With regards to the government source who did not want to be identified, Funke Akindele-Bello thought she was above the law and could go escape any crime she commits.
As we saw on the day of her arrest“She was called immediately we saw that post on Instagram and instructed to pull down the post or tell her husband or whoever posted the birthday party videos to do the needful. Neither she nor her husband accepted to take down their posts.
We had to call some to entertainment journalists who were close to her to talk to her about pulling down the video but she didn’t adhere, neither did her husband.
However, with time, the Twitter world grew violent with the story and even her husband’s response.
Actions were quickly taken and the Attorney-General of the state was informed and the implications of all she did were reviewed.
Afterwards, her arrest was carried out immediately. We are thankful of the fact that she is a very hard-working young woman, who has also contributed her quota in making Lagos a city of top-notch arts and culture, but the State also should educate her citizenry that no one, no matter how highly placed, is above the law.
To our surprise, at the time she called us at the office and started weeping profusely and was begging. She even went as far as uploading a video on Instagram explaining what transpired.
But it was too late! Why didn’t she avoid that and pull down the video when she was called honourably? It’s a shame that celebrities in Nigeria see themselves as above the government of the day,” an official told Kemi Ashefon exclusively.
Funke Akindele second to when she was arraigned, during the initial lockdown order by the state government, celebrated her husband’s birthday. As expected, Funke Akindele had invited embers of her crew, relatives, some friends and neighbours to a house party.
Well-known personalities who were in attendance in the house party were controversial music artiste Azeez Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley, a former Lagos State governorship candidate of the Action Democratic Party in the 2019 governorship election, Babatunde Gbadamosi /owner of Amen Estate, Ibeju-Lekki, and his wife, Folashade and many others.
Funke and her husband, JJC Skillz were sentenced to 14 days community service with a fine of N100,000 each. In addition, they were instructed to write down all the names of those who attended the party.
Moreover, the Lagos State government filed charges against Naira Marley, Gbadamosi and his wife, Folashade, but they were ordered to write letters of apology to the Governor and later let free.
The couple of Finke Akindele and JJC Skillz have begun their community service and carrying out all instructions from the court. Detriment
As we round up, this should serve as a lesson to all well known personalities that no one can break the law and go Scott free.