UPDATE: Nollywood star, Akindele pleads guilty to flouting social distancing regulation



Nollywood star, Funke Akindele, and , AbdulRasheed Bello, on Monday pleaded guilty to flouting social distancing regulation.

The couple admitted guilt before  Chief Magistrate Yewande Aje-Afunwa in Ikeja.

The chief magistrate stood down the case after the arraignment of the couple.

She may give sentence when proceedings resume after minutes.

The police in had on Sunday arrested  Akindele for throwing a party which violated restriction order against the spread of in the state.

“The attention of state Police Command was drawn to a viral video showing large number of mainly in the entertainment industry on an estate on Ajah, Ibeju-Lekki axis.

“They were celebrating a birthday party organised by Funke Akindele-Bello and .

“Police detectives from the state CID, Yaba, were promptly drafted to the and Akindele was arrested,’’ the state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bala Elkana, has said in a statement.

He said that efforts were being intensified to arrest the remaining in the video, among whom are Azeez Fashola (a.k.a Naira Marley) and Abdul Rasheed Bello a.k.a. JJC Skillz.

The police spokesman advised those to report at the CID Yaba on Monday in their best interest or risk being declared wanted. (NAN)