Saturday 10 October 2020

Funke Akindele and JJC Skillz get state pardon from Lagos State

Nollywood movie star Funke Akindele and her music star husband, JJC Skillz have been granted state pardon by the Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

A statement signed by the State Attorney-General and Commissioner for JusticeMoyosore OnigbanjoSAN, stated that the couple who are both non-custodial convicts were granted state pardon, for disobedience of COVID-19 lockdown regulations.

The couple got pardoned, alongside 56 inmates from various correctional centres.

Akindele and JJC Skillz on Saturday, April 4, 2020, hosted a party at their house which sparked Twitter backlash the following day. The party was to celebrate Skillz's birthday.

The couple got sentenced to 14 days of community service with a fine of N100, 000 each for violating the lockdown directive.

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