Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Friday revealed that Nollywood actress Funke Akindele, her husband, Abdulrasheed Bello have been pardoned for their breach of COVID-19 protocol.
The Commissioner of Justice, Moyosore Onigbanjo announced this in a statement on Friday.
The Commissioner also said Governor approved the release of 56 inmates from various correctional centres.
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Onigbanjo said Sanwo-Olu acted based on the recommendations of the State Advisory Council on Prerogative of Mercy, under the powers conferred on the Governor by Section 212 (1) & (2) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended.
Recall that Akindele-Bello and her husband were on April 6 convicted by a Lagos Magistrate Court for violating COVID-19 lockdown regulations.
They were sentenced to two- week community service, a non-custodial sentence and isolation by the court.