The popular actress and producer was arrested and arraigned by the Lagos State Police Command at an Ogba Magistrates’ Court, on one-count criminal charge of flouting the social distance directive, contrary to Regulations 8 and 17 of the Lagos State Infectious Disease Regulations, 2020.
Following their arraignment, both Akindele and her husband pleaded guilty to the charge.
They were sentenced to 14-day community service, N100,000 fine, among others.
However, Fani-Kayode said the magistrate should also face trial for the same offence.
“The prosecution and 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?,” he wrote.