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Update: Funke Akindele spends night at Panti, husband JJC Skills turns self in

by Ayodeji Onibalusi
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Actress and director of Jenifer Diaries, Funke Akindele, who was arrested by the Police for violating a no gatherings rule in Lagos state was reported to have spent the night with the Police on Sunday, 5th of April 2020, OYOGist.com has learned.

Funke Akindele was arrested on Sunday, 5th of April, 2020 following outrage to a house party that saw more than the government recommended 10 people, and had celebrities such as Naira Marley and others in attendance.

The party was hosted for her husband’s 43rd birthday.

The Police released a statement informing the public that the actress has been invited for questioning over the party, while others including Naira Marley, her husband JJC Skiles and Eniola Badmus was advised to turn themselves in for questioning, “in their own best interest”, or risk been declared wanted.

Recall that OYOGist.com brought the story of how Nigerians were outraged by the party and called on the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) to act and arrest the actress.

After being arrested hours later, Funke Akindele sent a worrying tweet to her fans, praying she survives this, and told fans that she’s so broken.

Among those that attended the birthday party at Funke Akindele’s house was the Lagos State 2019 Gubernatorial candidate Babatunde Gbadamosi, who came out to say that he acted on a momentary lapse in judgment by attending the party.

Babatunde Gbadamosi is the owner of Amen Estate, where Funke Akindele lives with her husband, JJC Skills, and is likely to be neighbors with the actress.

Akindele and her husband have claimed that Naira Marley had been living in their house for 14 days before the lockdown was put in place, as well as Eniola Badmus, who recently came into the country from the UK, a country with high reports of confirmed coronavirus cases.

OYOGist.com is also aware of the law in Lagos, under the Lagos State Infectious Disease Control Act of 2020 that prescribes a month’s jail term or a fine of N100,000 (280USD) or three months of community services for offenders that break the no movement act or the no gathering law in the state.


Several states within Nigeria have since instituted a lockdown following the outbreak and the spread of the coronavirus in Nigeria.

While OYOGist.com is entirely against flouting these critical rules the government have put in place for the safety of Nigerians, we’re putting Funke Akindele and her family in our prayers and hope all Nigerians learn from this.

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