Funke Akindele & hubby JJC Skillz

Nollywood Actress Funke Akindele pleaded guilty Monday to a count charge for violating the social distancing rules of Lagos State.

Her husband Rasheed Bello charged with her, also pleaded guilty.

The couple was docked this morning at Ogba Magistrate Court in Ikeja.

Both husband and wife were accused of organising a birthday party on 4 April in their residence at Amen Estate in Ibeju Lekki.


Attorney General of the State, Moyosore Onigbanjo, said the couple violated Section 8 of the Lagos State Infectious Disease Regulation 2020.

The couple faces a jail term of one month or N100,000 fine or both if found guilty.

The police arrested Funke on Sunday after a video of the party went viral in the social media.

Some celebrities such as Naira Marley attended the party.

Commenters blasted the couple and openly called on the authorities to act.

After Funke’s arrest, Police later asked the husband and Marley to report themselves today.