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Court docket to listen to swimsuit in opposition to conviction of Funke Akindele, husband, others

A Federal Prime Court docket in Lagos has mounted July 10 to listen to a swimsuit difficult the conviction of in style actress, Funke Akindele, her husband, Abdulrasheed Bello (JJC Skillz), and 236 others.

A legal professional, Olukoya Ogungbeje, is looking for a declaration that the regulation upon which Akindele and others have been convicted used to be inconsistent with the 1999 charter.

Akindele and others have been arrested, attempted and convicted for violating the Lagos State Infectious Sicknesses (Emergency Prevention) Laws 2020.

The film manufacturer had hosted a celebration in her Lagos place of dwelling to have fun her husband’s birthday.

However Ogungbeje is arguing that the arrest, arraignment, trial, conviction and sentencing of the Akindele and others lacks prison backing.

The prison practitioner insists that the offence for which they have been convicted used to be unknown to the regulation and may just no longer be grounds for felony legal responsibility.

“I’ve an obligation to offer protection to and shield the sanctity of the charter of the Federal Republic of Nigeria from any contravention or infraction,” the suggest stated.

He cited an Enchantment Court docket’s resolution in 2016 involving Religion Okafor vs Lagos State.

Ogungbeje submitted {that a} violation of such legislation may just no longer lead to felony legal responsibility.

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