The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, has commended the conduct of the Lagos State Police Command for the prosecution and conviction of high-profile violators of the lockdown order by the President Muhammadu Buhari.
This commendation follows the arrest of popular actress, Funke Akindele, aka Jenifa, and her musician husband, Abdul Rasheed Bello at their Lagos home after organizing a birthday party on Saturday flouting the Lagos lockdown rule.
The couple were, on Monday, sentenced to 14-day community service for violating the lockdown order.
The Chairman of the PTF and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, who spoke during a live briefing of the task force in Lagos, said no one is above the law.
Mustapha said, “Reports have been received of the general level of satisfactory compliance in Lagos with the lockdown order and we have similarly received reports of violations.
“In this case, I commend the governor of Lagos State with his institutions for the instant action of the government by prosecuting and convicting notable violators, which shows that nobody is above the law.”