- Nigerian social media media comedian Xxssive has weighed in on the arrest of Funke Akindele
- According to the social media entertainer, the government did nothing wrong in arresting her
- The comedian stated that her punishment would have been far worse if she were abroad
The arrest and subsequent prosecution of Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele-Bello, has sparked up a controversial debate in the society, with many people for the arrest and others against it tagging it unnecessary.
Social media entertainer, @xxssive, is one of those who see nothing wrong in the prosecution of the Jenifa star. In a video shared to his Instagram page, he admitted that the government may have been harsh but what she did was wrong.
Addressing people who were outraged by her arrest, he questioned why they didn't come out to show support when Ada Ameh came out to cry out over the poor electricity in the country following the lockdown.
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He further stated that Akindele was lucky she didn't break the rule abroad as the punishment would have been far worse.
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Femi Fani-Kayode however, believes otherwise. The former minister of aviation took to social media to share his thoughts on the controversial matter.
In a recent tweet, Fani-Kayode stated that the actress had already apologized 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.
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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 ❤️"