Funke Akindele

Court Adjourns Suit Challenging Funke Akindele’s Conviction

The Federal High Court in Lagos has again adjourned hearing till November 16 in a suit challenging the legality of the conviction of actress Funke Akindele, her husband Abdulrasheed Bello alias JJC Skillz and 236 others.

Funke and the others were convicted for violating Lagos State COVID-19 guidelines.

Justice Oluremi Oguntoyinbo, who had earlier scheduled the case for hearing on Tuesday, said the case would be further adjourned till November 16 “for definite hearing”.

Lawyer Olukoya Ogungbeje who filed the suit is challenging the constitutionality of the Lagos State Infectious Diseases (Emergency Prevention) Regulations 2020, pursuant to which Akindele and others were convicted.

Mr Ogungbeje is pressing forward with the case despite Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu recently granting state pardon to Funke and her husband.

The Lagos State Government has filed a preliminary objection, urging the court to dismiss the suit for lacking merit.

But Ogungbeje wants the court to declare that “the purported arrest, arraignment, trial, conviction, and sentence of the person/Nigerian citizens under the Lagos State Infectious Diseases (Emergency Prevention) Regulations 2020 for an alleged offence unknown to law and violation of same, which cannot be grounds for criminal liability, is a nullity.”

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Funke Akindele Gifts Pa James An Apartment After Flood Took Over His Home

Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele, has presented a new apartment to actor, Kayode Olasehinde, popularly known as Pa James from the TV series Pa Ajasco and Company, after his house was recently flooded.

Another actress, Kemmy Korede, first shared the news on Instagram on Wednesday and expressed her appreciation to Funke on behalf of Pa James.

“On behalf of Pa James, I Want to say Big thank you to @funkejenifaakindele for the new apartment given to him by you. God bless you so much for your good heart Anikeademi your type is so rare…,” she wrote.

Fellow actor, Kunle Afod, on Tuesday appealed for public assistance for Pa James after his house overtaken by the flood again.

Last year, Pa James posted a video of himself scooping water from his house after it was flooded.

He described the experience as something “I can never forget in my life.”

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