Breaking: Police nab Funke Akindele day after staging birthday bash, trail Naira Marley


Police in Lagos state has reportedly arrested popular actress, Funke Akindele, also known as Jenifer, day after she threw a birthday party for her husband,  Abdulrasheed Bello aka JJC Skillz, inside their estate.

The party had in attendance singer Naira Marley, actress Eniola Badmus and a host of other guests.

Police Public Relations Officer in Lagos state, Bala Elkana, who confirmed the development said she was taken to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba.

According to him, “We have arrested Funke Akindele and we are looking for the others. She has been taken to SCID.

He stated that the crowd was celebrating a birthday party organised by Funke Akindele and her husband, Abdul Rasheed Bello – popularly known as JJC Skillz, in an estate along Ajah in the Ibeju-Lekki area of the state.

The command’s spokesman revealed that police detectives from the State Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Yaba were promptly drafted to the location where the actress was arrested.

He noted that the police had commenced investigation while making efforts to arrest other persons identified in the video.

According to Elkana, singer Azeez Fashola, also known as Naira Marley and JJC Skillz were among those seen at the party.

He asked the duo to report at the State CID Yaba on Monday in their interest or risk being declared wanted.

Funke, who came under attack by some Twitter users for her action, has since tendered an apology in a video.

Despite the apology, the police confirmed her arrest hours after the state government revealed the details of the second person who died of coronavirus in the state.

Funke Akindele on Sunday defended herself. She said in a video on her Instagram page that the guests at the party had been in the estate before the lockdown. She also later apologised for hosting the party.

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