COVID-19: Lagos Government grants Funke Akindele, husband state pardon

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Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has granted state pardon to popular Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele, and her husband, Abdulrasheed Bello, who were convicted and sentenced to community service for holding a crowded house birthday party in April in breach of government’s COVID-19 safety and prevention protocols.

Sanwo-Olu granted state pardon to the couple on the advice of the state’s Advisory Council on Prerogative of Mercy.

The Governor also granted amnesty to 56 inmates from various correctional centres in the state who were recommended by the advisory council after due examination of their case files.

The attorney general has also enjoined the beneficiaries to be good citizens and stay away from crime.




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