- Lagos governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has granted state pardon to Funke Akindele and her husband
- Recall the actress and her husband Abdulrasheed Bello were charged with offences related to the disobedience of COVID-19 lockdown regulations
- In a statement released via Facebook, the governor also approved the release of 56 inmates from various correctional centres
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Funke Akindele-Bello and her husband, Abdulrasheed Bello also known as JJC, have both received state pardon from the governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
Recall the celebrity couple, during the lockdown, had thrown a house party which led to their arrest and they were charged with offences related to the disobedience of COVID-19 lockdown regulations.
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This is according to a statement issued by the director of Public Affairs, Ministry of Justice, Kayode Oyekanmi, which was signed on behalf of the state attorney-general and commissioner for justice, Moyosore Onigbanjo (SAN).
Read the statement below:
"Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has approved the release of 56 inmates from various correctional Centres and granted State pardon to Mrs. Funke Akindele-Bello and her husband, Mr. Abdulrasheed Bello, who are both non-custodial convicts for offences related to the disobedience of COVID-19 lockdown regulations.
"A statement signed by the State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Moyosore Onigbanjo, SAN, said Mr. Sanwo-Olu acted based on the recommendations of the State Advisory Council on Prerogative of Mercy, under the powers conferred on the Governor by Section 212 (1) & (2) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended.
"The 56 released inmates were recommended by the Advisory Council after due examination of their case files and consideration of the length of time served, the gravity of the offence, old age and ill-health among other parameters."
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The actress and her husband were both convicted and got 14 days of community service and were also fined N100k each. This came after they both pleaded guilty to the charges laid against them.
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In other news, following the decreased cases of the novel coronavirus in Nigeria, academic activities in Edo state private schools have resumed after six months of lockdown.
Most private school pupils and teachers in Benin City on Tuesday, October 6, complied with the federal government’s directives on COVID-19 protocols in order to curtail the spread of the virus.
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