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Actress who released social distancing awareness video arrested for partying

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 • Tamil Comments

Actress who released social distancing awareness video arrested for partying

The coronavirus lockdown has been enforced in many countries in the world apart from India with governments trying their best to keep people inside their home to curb the spread of the deadly killer disease. Celebrities appear on videos on social media pages to urge people to stay at home and practice social distancing. Nigerian actress Funke Akindele-Bello championed one such campaign in her country and was much appreciated for her effort.

However police have arrested Funke Akindele-Bello 42 ironically for hosting a party at her house to celebrate her husband Abdulrasheed Bello's 43rd birthday. A video was released in which many are seen happily dancing and socializing without worrying about the COVID 19 threat. Famous singer Naira Marley was also taken into custody while the hunt is on for the others who joined in the event.

Akindele-Bello has explained in her Twitter video that she is not defending her action but that no one attended the birthday party from outside but only those who worked closely with them stayed back at their house. After the lockdown many workers also could not leave the place and they are the ones who are seen in the video according to the actress.

The couple have been sentenced to 2 weeks community service - 100k fine - 14 days isolation (place to be determined by LMOH) - Educate people on the need to comply with the rules. - Submit all party attendees' names.


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