Nigerians demand apology for Funke Akindele after crowded Kyari funeral
For allowing a crowd to attend the funeral of the former chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Nigerians have asked the government to apologise Nollywood actress Funke Akindele.
Akindele and her husband AbdulRasheed Bello, also known as JJC Skillz, were convicted for hosting a birthday party in their Amen Estate home during the coronavirus lockdown.
The court sentenced the couple to 14-day community service after they pleaded guilty to a one-count charge of violation of social distancing order preferred against them by Lagos State government.
Singer Naira Marley and People’s Democratic Party’s chieftain and owner of Amen Estate Babatunde Gbadamosi escaped conviction after reaching a plea deal with the state government.
Videos and pictures from the funeral of late Kyari showed tens of people in attendance during the Janazah prayer and actual burial without observance of social distancing.
“Funke Akindele was arrested and arraigned for throwing a party in her house,” Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi, a COVID-19 survivor said on Twitter.
“Some politicians decided to organise a prayer session, hereby breaching the Presidential order & @NCDCgov guideline on social distancing, but no action will be taken because ‘proximity to power?’”
More tweets are below:
It’s certain no one here will be convicted like Funke Akindele and her husband were.
Can the Nigerian Government apologise to her really fast?
Better still give her a pardon? pic.twitter.com/aDGFpI9nOs
— COVID-19 Updates (@Coronavirus234_) April 18, 2020
I’m watching late Abba Kyari’s burial, live on TV.
The Nigerian Govt should apologise to Funke Akindele and refund her money immediately. pic.twitter.com/4K4I6DWfxd
— Henry Shield (@henryshield) April 18, 2020
If we do not use the same energy that we used on Funke Akindele to change it for the government as regards to this burial, then we owe her an apology. And that means Burna Boy was right, so we also owe him an apology.
— AJ | Adonai Jacuzzi (@mrmanhere_) April 18, 2020
Funke Akindele was arrested and arraigned for throwing a party in her house. Some politicians decided to organise a prayer session, hereby breaching the Presidential order & @NCDCgov guideline on social distancing, but no action will be taken because ‘proximity to power?’ 😭😭😭
— Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi (@AyodejiOsowobi) April 18, 2020
— Wale Adetona (@iSlimfit) April 18, 2020
Funke Akindele was arrested, lost her ambassadorship and sentence her to 14days community service for violating the lockdown order.
But just look at the crowd gathered at Abba Kyari’s burial and they’re even showing it on national television.
This country is an entire circus.
— Obi Of Onitsha🇨🇦 (@cliqik) April 18, 2020
Are we okay in this country?
Are we? pic.twitter.com/cXa4NMe4rR
— Tony3! (@Tonyevill3) April 18, 2020
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