Funke Akindele, Nollywood actress, has been arrested by the Lagos state police command for hosting a house party, in violation to the lockdown order in the state.


The movie star was whisked away to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti (SCID), Yaba on Sunday evening.

Bala Elkana, the state’s police spokesperson, confirmed Akindele’s arrest in a statement to TheCable Lifestyle.

Despite apologising through her Twitter handle, Elkana said the film star was apprehended for “violating restriction orders in the state”.


President Muhammadu Buhari had ordered a 14-day lockdown in Lagos, Ogun and Abuja so as to prevent the spread of the killer disease.

Akindele, who is better known as ‘Jenifa’, would however provoke outrage on social media after she hosted the house party on Saturday, to celebrate the birthday of Abdulrasheed Bello, her husband.

In attendance were the likes of Naira Marley, Eniola Badmus among others.


“Attention of Lagos State Police Command was drawn to a viral video showing a large number of persons mainly in the entertainment industry in an Estate, along Ajah, Ibeju-Lekki axis, Lagos celebrating a birthday party organised by Funke Akindele Bello and her husband,” the statement read.

“Police detectives from the State CID Yaba were promptly drafted to the location. Funke Akindele was arrested.”

The police PRO said the command has also intensified efforts to arrest Bello and Naira Marley.

“Investigation is ongoing, efforts are intensified to arrest the remaining persons in the video, among whom are Azeez Fashola a.k.a Naira Marley and Abdul Rasheed Bello a.k.a. JJC Skillz,” the statement added.


“They are in their best interests urged to report at the State CID Yaba on Monday 6th April, 2020 or risk being declared wanted.”

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