Covid-19 Violation: Lagos State Government pardons actress Funke Akindele-Bello and her Husband JJC Skillz

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Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has approved the release of 56 inmates from various correctional Centres and granted State pardon to actress Funke Akindele-Bello and her husband, Abdulrasheed Bello aka JJC Skillz, who are both non-custodial convicts for offences related to the disobedience of the COVID-19 lockdown regulations.

A statement signed by the State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Moyosore Onigbanjo, SAN, said Governor Sanwo-Olu acted based on the recommendations of the State Advisory Council on Prerogative of Mercy, under the powers conferred on the Governor by Section 212 (1) & (2) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended.

The 56 released inmates were recommended by the Advisory Council after due examination of their case files and consideration of the length of time served, the gravity of the offence, old age and ill-health among other parameters.

The Attorney General further enjoined the beneficiaries to be good citizens and stay away from crime.


  1. So, the state government still on the matter of actress funke akindele and her husband, I think when she has done the court have asked her to do the public service and fine her with #100,000 naira and I thought everything has died down. Congrats to her.

  2. Congratulations to both of them on their release and to the rest of the inmates, I really thank God for them to regain their freedom after serving many years in jail and I hope they won’t go back to their previous atrocities.

  3. The matter have not been settled with actress funke akindele and her husband since days, all well and good, congrats to her and her husband and I hope this will serve as a great lesson to them and the remaining people outside. To the released inmates congratulations to them.

  4. The government should please pardon them because they are doing that move for benefit of the people.otherwise they would had not.

  5. Is that a crime? You people leave what you suppose to treat and treating something else. All this covid-19 violation what do you gain from if than been corruption. Nonsense government.

  6. It is good to forgive no matter at what level
    Good one from the governor, I hope the pardoned persons must have been corrected

  7. Are you kidding me?
    I thought this matter has been settled since o
    Abeg they should free this people joor are they the only people that violated the Covid-19 law? What of the Governors that refused to check their temperature at the Airport were they punished.

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