In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 02nd, July, 2020

Courtroom Picks Date To Hear Swimsuit Difficult Funke Akindele’s Conviction

Court Picks Date To Hear Suit Challenging Funke Akindele's Conviction

Funke Akindele

Funke Akindele along with her husband

It has been reported that the Federal Excessive Courtroom in Lagos will on July 10 hear the go well with asking it to quash the conviction and sentencing of Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele; her husband, Abdul-Rasheed Bello; and 236 others arrested, pursuant to the Lagos State Infectious Ailments (Emergency Prevention) Rules 2020.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu had signed the prevention invoice in March in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Funke Akindele-Bello was arrested and sentenced by the Lagos state police command over the home social gathering hosted in her home to have a good time her husband’s birthday on Saturday at their Amen Property residence.

Nonetheless, the plaintiff within the go well with, Olukoya Ogungbeje, needs the courtroom to declare that the legislation is inconsistent with provisions of Chapter IV of the 1999 Structure referring to basic human rights.

Mr Ogungbeje instructed the courtroom that he had an obligation “to guard and defend the sanctity of the Structure of the Federal Republic of Nigeria from any contravention or infraction.”

He urged the courtroom to declare that “the purported arrest, arraignment, trial, conviction and sentencing of individuals/Nigerian residents beneath the Lagos State Infectious Ailments (Emergency Prevention) Rules 2020 for an alleged offence unknown to legislation and violation of similar, which can’t be grounds for legal legal responsibility is a nullity.”

He additionally urged the courtroom to carry that by advantage of the Courtroom of Enchantment’s pronouncement within the case of Religion Okafor vs Lagos State Govt. and ANOR on November four, 2016, “a directive issued by a governor isn’t a legislation and violation of similar can not end in legal legal responsibility.”


Justice Maureen Onyetenu adjourned to listen to the go well with on July 10.

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