By Idowu Bankole
Former aviation minister and a one-time senior special adviser to ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo on political affairs, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has condemned in strong terms the conviction of reigning best comedienne of Africa, Funke Akindele over disobedience to the lockdown order currently in place in Lagos state to check the rapid spreading the deadly coronavirus pandemic.
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In a short tweet on his verified twitter handle, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode describes the conviction as unnecessary and overbearing, saying a warning would have been better served.
According to former aviation minister, Fani-Kayode said: “ A warning would have been enough since she has publicly expressed remorse.”
Recall that Nigerians have taken to the social media to condemn the crowed court saying those present at the court ought to be prosecuted as well for disobedience to social distancing order.
Chief Femi Fani-Kayode also expresses the same view. He said, “The court was crowded, why don’t they prosecute those that were there as well, including the magistrate?”
Many Nigerians have also reacted in the same light pointing to the National leader of the Apc Asiwaju bola Ahmed Tinubu and pastor Oyedepo for flouting the social distancing order.
Recall that the daily news Nigeria has earlier reported how NCDC and Dettol relieve Funke Akindele of her ambassador role shortly after a video of her husband’s party which she organized surfaced on the social media, a move most Nigerians believed was rather too spontaneous and harsh.