The Lagos State Polics Command has arrested popular super star, Funke Akindele for hosting a Birthday party in honour of her husband in violation of the restriction order in place.

The super star has faced nationwide backlash on the social media for hosting the party with more than 20 people in attendance.

Following the brickbats which tailed the video of the birthday, Funke Akindele swiftly apologised,  saying those who attended the party have been living with her at Amen Estate prior to the commencement of the lockdown.

She explained the situation in a post on her Instagram page.


But officers of the state Police Command stormed her residence on Sunday evening to effect her arrest.

Police Public Relations Officers, DSP Bala Elkana confirmed the arrest in a statement.

The police also invited Akindele ‘s husband, Abdulrasheed Bello as well as Azeez Fashola popularly known as Naira Marley.

The statement said, “Attention of Lagos State Police Command was drawn to a viral video showing a large number of persons mainly in the entertainment industry in an Estate, along Ajah, Ibeju-Lekki axis, Lagos celebrating a birthday party organised by Funke Akindele Bello and her husband. Police detectives from the State CID Yaba were promptly drafted to the location.

“Funke Akindele was arrested. Investigation is ongoing, efforts are intensified to arrest the remaining persons in the video, among whom are Azeez Fashola a.k.a Naira Marley and Abdul Rasheed Bello a.k.a. JJC Skillz. They are in their best interests urged to report at the State CID Yaba on Monday 6th April, 2020 or risk being declared wanted.”