A well-liked Nigerian actress has been arraigned in court docket for throwing a party throughout a lockdown to curb the unfold of coronavirus within the nation’s business capital, Lagos.
Funke Akindele, a Nollywood movie star popularly generally known as Jenifa, and her husband pleaded responsible in court docket and had been every fined 100,000 naira ($260).
The court docket additionally sentenced them to 14 days of neighborhood service.
It dominated that the couple “shall go to 10 vital public locations inside Lagos State to coach the general public on the implications of non-compliance with the restriction order.”
They had been accused of internet hosting visitors at Saturday’s bash for her husband of their upscale residence in Lekki.
Different alleged visitors on the social gathering, together with well-known singer Naira Marley, have been informed to report back to the police prison investigation division for questioning, Lagos state police spokesman Bala Elkana mentioned on Monday.
Akindele’s actions sparked indignant response on-line from her followers after she earlier appeared in commercials calling on Nigerians to watch social-distancing measures.
The actress issued an apology on her Instagram web page on Sunday.
“I’m sorry if I’ve misled you. I recognize your issues and I promise to at all times follow what I preach,” she mentioned. “I promise to at all times assist the federal government in creating extra consciousness to eradicate this pandemic.”