Some Nigerian celebrities have called for the arrest of journalists and security operatives spotted swarming around Funke Akindele and JJC Skillz while being arraigned in court today April 6, for violating a lockdown order on public gathering after they hosted a house party.
LIB reported earlier that the couple were handed a fine of N100,000 each and also sentenced to 14 days community service, three hours per day excluding Saturday and Sunday.
Reacting to the video which emerged after Funke Akindele and JJC were arraigned, some Nigerian celebrities accused those spotted in the video of violating the social distancing policy and ban on public gathering of more than 20 people.
Ok the Bello’s @funkejenifaakindele n @jjcskillz are being persecuted for breaking the law. Correct they shld be persecuted but ejor making a show at this extremely delicate n sensitive time of a pandemic is what I don’t understand. Are these people not more than 20? Where’s the practice of social distancing? Whose breaking the law now? Shldnt everyone in the video or the gatherer of the gathering be persecuted as well? tori eleyi o ye mi o. Everyone in this video should be rounded up and put in isolation. Government risking people’s lives, just to show they are working. Ko buru! Which way Nigeria ?? Naija n show off mentality The guilty judging the guilty! Social distancing Face mask Stay home to stay safe Covid-19 spread @jidesanwoolu pls sir look into this !
Instagram comedian, Mr Macaroni wrote;
Funke Akindele in court!!! Wait, isn’t this the exact same reason she was arrested ? Who will arrest those in this video now?
Actress Beverly Naya wrote;
Imagine being prosecuted for breaking a law only to be surrounded by a swarm of people breaking the exact same law. Weird times! Break the law to enforce it? Smh!
Actress Iyabo Ojo wrote;
What happened was wrong no doubt, however, we’re all humans and no one is perfect, . So on her behalf & hubby I apologise once again . It’s going to be ok dear, stay strong @funkejenifaakindele @jjcskillz this shall pass .. . Moreover, I will like to bring to your notice sir, that everyone most especially the media personnel who went to court today on this issue should all be quarantined bcos there was no social distancing in display. Thank you sir @jidesanwoolu