Funke Akindele should have been fined not arrested - Filmmaker

Funke Akindele should have been fined not arrested - Filmmaker

- Toka Mcbaror has shared his thoughts on the arrest of actress Funke Akindele-Bello

- In a video shared to his Instagram page, the Nollywood filmmaker questioned the arrest

- According to him, the Jenifa star should have been fined and not arrested

Nollywood movie director and producer, Toka Mcbaror has taken to social media to share his thoughts on the arrest and arraignment of actress and filmmaker, Funke Akindele-Bello.

Recall earlier on, reported that the police public relations officer, Bala Elkana, confirmed that the actress, popularly called ‘Jenifa’, has been taken to a chief magistrates court in Ogba, Lagos.

Reacting to this, Mcbaror questioned if the arrest was part of an ongoing witch-hunt that people were not aware of. Mcbaror accused the government of also breaking their own rule when they showed little concern for the hundreds of people who gathered to receive the government food aid.

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He explained that just like the actress has revealed in her apology video, he too had crew members staying at his apartment due to the lockdown.

The filmmaker went on to state that while other countries were releasing non-violent prisoners in order to reduce population in prison, the Nigerian government were focused on arresting people and confining them in the same risky spaces.

He concluded that the actress should have been fined, and not arrested like she was.

Watch the video below:

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Meanwhile, the Nollywood actress has pleaded guilty for defiling the orders of the Lagos state government which had ordered Lagosians to stay at home and avoid social gatherings.

The Jenifa star had organized a birthday bash for her husband and some of the guests in attendance included Naira Marley and Eniola Badmus.

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She was later picked up by the police following social media outrage. Akindele and her husband Abdulrasheed Bello professionally known as JJC skills, were arraigned before a magistrate court in Lagos.

In other news, as the world continues to battle with the coronavirus pandemic also known as COVID-19, many Nigerian men of God have at different points, prophesied about when it will end.

However, only one of them was said to have predicted the coming of the dreaded virus which has claimed the lives of many and many people believe that man is Pastor Tony Rapu.

In a video shared to Facebook by ex-minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, the man of God is seen preaching on the crossover night of December 31, 2019. In his sermon, he talked about a coming crisis in 2020 and how difficult the year would be.

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