Nollywood movie star Funke Akindele and her music star husband, JJC Skillz have been granted state pardon by the Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
According to blogger, LIB, a statement signed by the State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Moyosore Onigbanjo, SAN, stated that the couple who are both non-custodial convicts were granted state pardon, for disobedience of covid-19 lockdown regulations.
The couple got pardoned, alongside 56 inmates from various correctional centres.
Akindele and JJC Skillz on Saturday, April 4, 2020, hosted a party at their house which sparked Twitter backlash the following day. The party was to celebrate Skillz's birthday.
The couple got sentenced to 14 days of community service with a fine of N100, 000 each for violating the lockdown directive.