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Police detains Naira Marley over Funke Akindele’s house party


Nigerian Police Force has detained controversial hip-hop artiste, Azeez Fashola a.k.a Naira Marley, for contravening the lockdown order imposed on Lagos State by President Muhammadu Buhari to stop the spread of coronavirus in the country.

Police spokesman in Lagos Bala Elkana in a statement said Naira Marley “will also be charged to Court for violating the restriction orders.”

“The Command has launched a manhunt for the remaining persons who attended the party.”

Nollywood star Funke Akindele over the weekend hosted a crowd of more than 20 people, despite the lock-down in the state, to celebrate her husband Abdul Rasheed Bello – popularly known as JJC Skillz.


She was arrested on Sunday and was subsequently charged to court with her husband on Monday.

The court found them guilty and convicted them.

The Court charged them to pay a fine of 100,000 each, sentenced to 14 days community service, three hours per day, excluding Saturday and Sunday.


Each Defender shall visit 10 important public places within Lagos State to educate the public on the consequences of non compliance with the restriction order; and they must submit the names and phone numbers of every person who attended the party.

They shall be placed on isolation by the State Government to determine their COVID-19 status. Failure to abide by the above directives shall attract more severe punishments.


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