In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 09th, October, 2020

Governor Sanwo-Olu Pardons Funke Akindele And Husband For Violating Coronavirus Order

Governor Sanwo-Olu Pardons Funke Akindele And Husband For Violating Coronavirus Order

Funke Akindele and husband, JJC Skillz

Funke Akindele and husband, JJC Skillz


A Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele aka Jenifa, alongside her husband Abdulrasheed Bello, aka JJC Skillz dragged to a court docket for violating coronavirus order after holding a crowded home celebration have been pardoned.


They had been pardoned by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos state.


The duo had held a celebration in April in breach of presidency’s COVID-19 prevention protocols. They had been later convicted and sentenced to neighborhood service.


An announcement on Friday mentioned Sanwo-Olu granted state pardon to the couple on the recommendation of the state’s Advisory Council on Prerogative of Mercy.


The assertion, by the Director of Public Affairs, Lagos State Ministry of Justice, Kayode Oyekanmi, quoted the state Legal professional Common and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Moyosore Onigbanjo (SAN), as stating that the governor acted pursuant to Part 212 (1) & (2) of the 1999 Structure.


It revealed that the governor additionally, on the identical recommendation, granted amnesty to 56 inmates from numerous correctional centres within the state and ordered their launch.


The assertion, titled, ‘Sanwo-Olu releases 56 inmates, pardons Funke Akindele, husband,’ learn partly, “The 56 launched inmates had been really useful by the Advisory Council after due examination of their case recordsdata and consideration of the size of time served, the gravity of offence, outdated age and ill-health, amongst different parameters.

“The lawyer normal has additionally enjoined the beneficiaries to be good residents and keep away from crime.

“The eight-member Advisory Council on Prerogative of Mercy, headed by Dr Abayomi Finnih, was inaugurated by Governor Sanwo-Olu in December 2019,” the assertion partly learn.

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Human rights lawyer, Mr Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa (SAN), had in April urged the governor to grant state pardon to the actress and her husband.


However one other Lagos-based lawyer, Mr Olukoya Ogungbeje, had headed to court docket to problem the state regulation on which the couple and different violators had been convicted and sentenced by magistrates within the state.


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