Following reports of Funke Akindele Bello’s arrest yesterday, the actress and her hubby were arraigned at Ogba Magisterial Court, Ikeja today. They were arrested after a video from her husband’s birthday went viral online on April 4.
The couple pleaded guilty, and going by to the penalty for the offense according to the State Government, offenders may face a month jail term or N100, 000. 00 (One Hundred Thousand Naira fine).
Funke’s lawyer, Alagbada pleaded for leniency on the basis that the actress and her hubby are first offenders, respectable members of the society, and have a set of twins to cater to.
Now all I want to point out here is the video of law enforcement officers taking Funke and her husband to the courtroom. I can see several people including Funke’s family, press men, friends and the law enforcement people all cluttered in a small space. This is the same reason Funke was arrested in the first place and here we have everybody in this video committing the same offense!
I don’t know how the law enforcers will break the same law that they have arrested somebody for. If we had seen a scenario where all the necessary precautions are taken while dragging this actress to court then even the offender will feel very convicted before facing the judge.
The Government must not leave any loose ends at combating this Covid-19 pandemic that has put the whole world to stand still. We, as a country need to do better and everybody is a stakeholder on this “Covid table” – wash your hands and maintain social distance until we get a clean bill of health.