Nollywood actress, Eve Esin has taken to Instagram to show off her newly built house, which she dedicated to her late mother, Mrs Mary Patrick Esin on her 15th death anniversary.
Sharing a video of the house, the actress disclosed that she built the house to give her mother the honor she desired.
“To God be all the glory. I finally gave you that honour i desired to give you mum. May you find rest in the bosom of the almighty. Your memories forever live on.
My chartered accountant, my disciplinarian, my first love, my world. I will forever miss you.
Thank you for letting God bring me into this world through you. The deal is to keep making you proud#15years. Mrs Mary Patrick Esin.”
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To God be all the glory. I finally gave you that honour i desired to give you mum. May you find rest in the bosom of the almighty. Your memories forever live on. My chartered accountant, my disciplinarian, my first love, my world. I will forever miss you. Thank you for letting God bring me into this world through you. The deal is to keep making you proud👍 #15years Mrs Mary Patrick Esin📍
Funke Akindele, Husband Sentenced To 14-Day Community Service
An Ogba Chief Magistrates’ Court on Monday found Nollywood superstar, Funke Akindele a.k.a. Jenifa, and her husband, a music crooner and producer, Abdul Rasheed Bello a.k.a. JJC Skillz, guilty of the offence of social distancing over the birthday party she held last Saturday for him.
The party at their Amen Estate, Ibeju Lekki, Lagos residence was in contravention of the lockdown order of President Muhammadu Buhari and Lagos Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu order on social distancing, which forbade a gathering of more than 20 people.
Chief Magistrate Yewande Aje-Afunwa, in her judgment, convicted the couple of a one-count charge brought against them by the Lagos State Government.
Chief Magistrate Aje-Afunwa sentenced Funke Akindele and husband, Abdul Rasheed Bello to 14- day community service each to start from 9.00 a.m. to 12 noon daily during which they are to sensitise the public on the pandemic COVID-19 in ten major areas of the state.
They are also to pay a fine of N100,000 each after which they would observe the period for isolation.
Funke and her husband were represented by their counsel, Abayomi Alagbada.
The Lagos State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Moyo Onigbanjo (SAN), who was the prosecutor, told the court that Funke and her husband Bello, flouted the directive of the Lagos Governor when they gathered more than 20 people at their Lekki home.
The charge dated April 6, 2020 number MIK/A/43/2020 was signed by the Director, Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) Yaquib Oshoala.
It stated: “That you (1) Funke Akindele (2) Abdul Rasheed Bello on the 4th day of April, 2020 at 9, Gbadamosi Close, Amen Estate, Ibeju Lekki in the Lagos Magisterial District gathered at the aforementioned address with over twenty persons contrary to the social distancing directives of Mr Governor of Lagos State made pursuant to Regulation 8(1)(a) & (b) and 17(1)“) of the Lagos State Infectious Disease(Emergency PreventionMegu/atian 2020 and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 58 Public Health Law Cap P16 Vol.9 Laws of Lagos State, 2015.
The law provided that “Where there is a violation of a close down or stay at home order, security Agencies shall have the power to arrest without warrant and may detain any person who violates the close down or stay at home order for at least 48 hours.
“Where the arrested person is found guilty, the person is liable to a fine of N100,000.00 or one-month imprisonment or three months Community service.”
Funke and her husband pleaded guilty.
Following their guilty plea, Onigbanjo urged the court to sentence the defendants as charged to serve as deterrence to others.
But defence counsel, Alagbada, in his allocutus, pleaded for leniency on behalf of Funke and her husband and urged the court to temper justice with mercy.
“I plead for leniency on the following grounds. Both of them are first time offenders. They are respectable members of the society and have two young children to cater for,” he pleaded.
After taking their plea, Magistrate Aje-Afunwa stood the matter down for over one hour 30 minutes and went into her Chamber to consider facts of the case and sentencing.
Among the celebrities that attended the party included Naira Marley; Rasheed Gbadamosi, a former Lagos state governorship aspirant among others.
The party, it was said, had in attendance more than the permissible number of people in contravention of the restriction order to contain COVID-19 pandemic.
The social media had been agog with a viral video of the party, which attracted star artistes.
Members of the public who watched the video had expressed condemnation over the party.
Funke Akindele had apologised to the public through her twitter handle following outrage by members of the public.
Tyler Perry Gives Restaurant Staff N7.7 MILLION As Tips
American actor and filmmaker Tyler Perry has surprised many after he gave restaurant staff in Houston, Atlanta, a $21,000, about N7.7million as tips.
According to a report by TMZ, on Sunday, April 5th, the “A Fall From Grace” producer gave each of the 42 workers at the restaurant a $500 (₦183,500). It was also reported that the restaurant is a favourite of Perry.
Tyler Perry whose birth name is Emmitt Perry Jr. is known for his acts of generosity.
Since 2008, Tyler Perry has donated funds to bring clean water to an estimated 65,079 people across four countries, including nine communities in Ethiopia, four in Haiti, one in India, and six provinces in Cambodia.
In 2009, Perry donated $1 million to NAACP, America’s oldest and largest civil rights organization. He also purchased several lithographs commissioned by the organization to help fund it. Perry said of his donation, “I feel so honoured and blessed to be in a position where I can give to the NAACP.”
After the 2010 earthquake devastated Haiti, Perry jumped into action. He pledged $250,000 to help the island recover, then raised his own total and promised an additional $750,000 to make it a cool million.
In early December 2018, the filmmaker selected two Walmart stores in the Atlanta area and paid the remaining balance of everything that happened to be on layaway, totalling over $400,000.
Actress Funke Akindele, Husband Plead Guilty To Social Distancing Violation
Nollywood Actress, Funke Akindele and her husband, AbdulRasheed Bello popularly known as JJC Skillz, have pleaded guilty to a one-count charge of hosting a gathering of over 20 persons, contrary to the social distancing directives of the Lagos State Government.
The actress and her husband were arraigned on Monday at the Samuel Ilori Courthouse of the Magistrate Court in Ogba, Lagos.
The charge against them is made pursuant to the Regulation 8(1a &b) and S 17(1) of the State’s Infectious Disease Regulation 2020.
According to the regulation, anyone found guilty is liable to one-month imprisonment or N100,000.
At the time of filing this report, the Attorney-General of Lagos, Moyo Onigbanjo SAN was leading the Prosecution for the State.
The defence counsel, Mr Abayomi Alagbada in his allocutus pleaded for leniency on grounds that the couple are first time offenders, adding that they are respectable members of society and have two young children.
Proceedings are ongoing, however, journalists were not allowed into the courtroom because the police authorities cited the need to maintain social distancing.
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