By Glam & Essence
Following the arrest of actress Funke Akindele- Bello by the Lagos state police command on Sunday evening for organizing a house party amid lockdown and social distancing directive over coronavirus pandemic, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)has come out to say the Nollywood actress is not a brand ambassador of the agency.
The actress was said to be an ambassador for the NCDC) and the sanitizing product,Dettol ,after she appeared in adverts calling on Nigerians to observe social distancing and hygiene.
In its eaction to the incident that led to Funke’s arrest, NCDC, while replying to tweets by Dettol Nigeria, said it has not engaged brand ambassadors as part the response to COVID-19.According to the statement made by the agency,
“As an agency of the Federal Government of Nigeria, NCDC has not engaged brand ambassadors as part of our response to #COVID19. We continue to emphasise that all Nigerians maintain #socialdistancing to prevent the spread of #COVID19, ” the agency said in a tweet
The Police Public Relations Officer in Lagos, Bala Elkana, said Funke was arrested for violating restriction orders in the state
The police also said that singer ,Azeez Fashola, also known as Naira Marley and JJC Skillz ,Funke’s husband were among those seen at the party.
The duo have been ask to report at the State CID Yaba on Monday in their interest or risk being declared wanted.
Funke Akindele got into trouble for hosting a birthday party for her husband, singer Abdulrasheed Bello aka JJC Skillz,which had over 20 people present,hence violating the laws laid out for the prevention of the spread of the coronavirus as well as breaking the rules of the lockdown.
Her actions has since seen many Nigerians reacting on social media,resulting in the call for her arrest.