Nigerians have taken to social media to demand justice for Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele, who was punished by the Lagos State Government for throwing a house birthday party for her husband, JJC Skillz.
KanyiDaily had reported that Funke and JJC were arrested, tried and sentenced to 14 days community service and fined N100,000 each for flouting the government’s order on social gathering which was meant to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Following the televised burial of President Muhammadu Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, Nigerians are demanding justice for Funke and her husband, whom they think were unjustly treated for the same violation of social distacing.
See some of the reactions below:
What they arrested Funke Akindele for on live-streaming, they are violating like pure water with live coverage because of Abba Kyari.
Lawless administration. pic.twitter.com/dXfM0qHY2G
— AyeMojubar 😷 (@ayemojubar) April 18, 2020
It’s a shame that’s we have laws for the common man different from those that are ruling class. Actress Funke Akindele was in court for housing a party, meanwhile Abba Kyari's burial has so much crowd, no social distancing. No nothing! 🤡
— E B I T U™ (@EbituPromise) April 18, 2020
Funke Akindele is a convict for flouting the so called presidential directives on social distancing. The same directives that the federal govt is flouting?
The way & manner Abba Kyari is being buried is tantamount to terrorism.
Filed with people? Zero social distancing & all? pic.twitter.com/i1mIeGTJ5y
— Mazi @FestusGreen 🇳🇬 (@FestusGreen) April 18, 2020
For allowing a crowd to attend the funeral of the former chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Nigerians have asked the government to apologise to Nollywood actress Funke Akindele. pic.twitter.com/K8Xh5xWQSj
— Anthony Eri (@AnthonyC_Eri) April 18, 2020
Funke Akindele & JJC Skillz were punished for not adhering to the social distancing rule. Abba Kyari was buried today with mostly his allies & family flaunting the same rule. Can they all be charged to court? Or they are above the law? Or #Covid19 dont infect grieving people? SMH pic.twitter.com/s4QVcy6D9F
— B h a d o o s k y (@BhadmusAkeem) April 18, 2020
Funke Akindele was prosecuted for not obeying the rule of social distancing but we can all see the gathering together for the burial of an infected person. Bunch of hypocrites!
— Adetayo💛 (@adethayorr) April 18, 2020
Funke Akindele no do reach like this o, they prosecuted her.
Like if you want them to release her
Rt if you want them to prosecute these politicians that are obviously above the law.
.#Funkeakindele #Abbakyari pic.twitter.com/WQrIY6gds4
— TROBULL OUT NOW!!!👑🎤 (@sammo_official) April 18, 2020
Nigeria are just blindfolded with religion and politics. People here are not up to half of Funke Akindele house party yet nothing is done.
Well it's been said that
steal a apple you are a thief but steal a kingdom you are a state man
Abba kyari#kemitalks @oyimzy pic.twitter.com/4wNTep0kcH
— FeSo4 😍 (@FesojayeFemi) April 18, 2020
We should apologize to Funke Akindele https://t.co/mBVTQDDUwf
— Wristwatch Plug (@Sunkanmi_kingss) April 18, 2020
If we do not use the same energy that we used on Funke Akindele to change it for the government as regards to this burial, then we owe her an apology. And that means Burna Boy was right, so we also owe him an apology.
— AJ | Adonai Jacuzzi (@mrmanhere_) April 18, 2020
Everyone that is present here should be arrested and given same punishment Funke Akindele was given or rather even far much more,this is the height of insensitivity,everyone here deserves same punishment. Nigerian police needs to swing into action immediately about this! Periodt! pic.twitter.com/KMuRJmWdPv
— WarepamorSammy 🇳🇬 (@Warepamorsammy) April 18, 2020
Funke Akindele was arrested and arraigned for throwing a party in her house. Some politicians decided to organise a prayer session, hereby breaching the Presidential order & @NCDCgov guideline on social distancing, but no action will be taken because ‘proximity to power?’ 😭😭😭
— Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi (@AyodejiOsowobi) April 18, 2020
Funke akindele had her birthday party and was prosecuted for social gathering. I can see the notherners and politicians gathering together like iced fish inside a carton for the burial of Abba Kyari. If nobody can prosecute you, Covid-19 will.
— DRIVING SCHOOL DROPOUT™🌍 (@eniturn) April 18, 2020
Funke akindele was prosecuted not obeying social gathering, the northerners and politicians are gathering together and not practicing social distance because of Abba Kyari, Are they above the law?
— Engineer Tolu Tezzy_ 💧 (@tolutezzy_) April 18, 2020