Nigeria’s former aviation minister Femi Fani-Kayode has condemned the prosecution and conviction of Nollywood actress Funke Akindele for throwing a birthday party amid lockdown.
The former minister, who described the arrest and prosecution of the actress as overbearing and unnecessary, said a warning would have been enough.
Fani-Kayode took to his official Twitter page on Tuesday, April 7, to express his opinion, wondering why the magistrate and others that were in the court were not prosecuted as well.
He tweeted: “The prosecution & conviction of Funke Akindele was overbearing & unnecessary. A warning would have been enough. This is especially so after she publicly expressed remorse. The court was crowded. Why don’t they prosecute those that were there as well, including the Magistrate?”
9jablogger previously reported that Nollywood actress Omoni Oboli joined other celebrities showing support for Funke Akindele on social media.
It would be recalled that Funke was arrested for flouting the government’s lockdown directive over coronavirus.