- Femi Fani-Kayode has taken to social media to react to the arrest of Funke Akindele
- According to the former minister of aviation, the arrest of the Jenifa star was unnecessary
- Fani-Kayode stated that a warning would have been enough seeing as she had already apologised
- The ex-minister also questioned why those who crowded the court were not punished
Following the arrest and penalization of Nollywood actress and filmmaker, Funke Akindele-Bello, former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has taken to social media to share his thoughts on the controversial matter.
In a recent tweet, Fani-Kayode stated that the actress had already apologised therefore, her arrest and prosecution was not necessary. According to him, a warning would have been enough. He also questioned why the court was crowded.
He tweeted: "The prosecution & conviction of Funke Akindele was overbearing & unnecessary. A warning would have been enough. This is especially so after she publicly expressed remorse. The court was crowded. Why don't they prosecute those that were there as well, including the magistrate?"
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The post which has since gained traction on social media had many people disagreeing with him.
According to some people, the arrest and prosecution was necessary to prove to Nigerians that the fight against COVID-19 was being taken serious.
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Meanwhile, Nollywood actress and producer, Omoni Oboli, has taken to social media to show support for Funke Akindele following her troubles with the law.
Recall the actress shortly after her arrest for throwing a party amidst coronavirus pandemic, pleaded guilty and was slammed with a 14-day community service punishment.
Shortly after the news broke out, Oboli took to her Instagram page to share a beautiful photo with the Jenifa star, accompanying it with some words of encouragement. She wrote: "We live and we learn ❤️"
Legit.ng reported that Nollywood actor, Seun Sean Jimoh, also reacted to Funke Akindele's arraignment.
According to him, Nigerians, including the government, are hypocrites who enjoy seeing the downfall of others. Jimoh also said that Nigerians do not practice what they preach because he is sure that nobody has adhered 100% to the social distance order.
Meanwhile, it appears the dragnet is slowly getting to the attendees of the birthday party organised by Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele for her husband, Abdul-Rasheed Bello, as yet another arrest has been made.