Lagos State Government says it will prosecute all those who attended Saturday’s birthday party hosted by nollywood star, Funke Akindele-Bello and her husband, AbdulRasheed Bello.
The State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Moyosore Onigbanjo(SAN) ), stated on Monday that they would be prosecuted for flouting social distancing regulation of the state.
He made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) shortly after an Ikeja chief magistrates’ court convicted and sentenced Akindele and her husband for flouting the regulation.
The Commissioner said efforts were being intensified to arrest all those who attended the party held at Amen Estate in Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos.
According to him, all the attendees will be made to face the full wrath of the law.
“Once they are apprehended, they will face charges.
“Today, the state charged two people to court for violating the Infection Disease Regulation of Lagos State Government.
“They pleaded guilty and the court has sentenced them to pay a fine of N100, 000 each, to observe community service for 14 days and to be kept in isolation in a place to be decided by the Lagos State Ministry of Health,” he said
Onigbajo noted that the movement restriction was put in place to protect the lives of the residents.
“Everybody is urged to familiarise themselves with this law and to comply with it; otherwise, the long arm of government will reach out to them sooner than later.
“This sentence should serve as a deterrent to everybody, nobody is bigger than the law,” he added.