Mr Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa(SAN) Appeals To Governor Sanwoolu To Give State Pardon To Funke Akindele

1 month ago by: Adegbenga Ayinla
(m) at 9-04-2020 05:24PM (1 month ago)

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A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, has appealed to the Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwoolu, to grant state pardon to popular actress and Nollywood icon, Mrs Funke Akindele. While speaking with journalists in court today at Ogba, after the proceedings that terminated the charges brought against Mr Babatunde Gbadamosi and Azeez Fashola (Naira Marley), the human rights activist stated that since the State made the case in court yesterday that it was not out to persecute citizens, Akindele should be granted reprieve, moreso that she has demonstrated remorse for her conduct.

He stated that since the federal government is granting amnesty to 2,600 prisoners, the Governor should emulate this good gesture and show fatherly love to the Akindeles. This should also be extended to all those arrested for jogging on the streets, as they could not have all set out deliberately to disobey the COVID 19 Regulation.

Adegboruwa said that since we are facing a novel situation at hand, government should show some magnanimity to its citizens, as is being done all over the world. Nigerians have never been locked down for this long, without food or money and it is not proper to add to their woes with arrest and prosecution.

He commended the steps so far taken by the government and urged all Nigerians to continue to cooperate with the government to end the scourge.

Baye77 (m) at 9-04-2020 06:42PM
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KOSHIMANA (m) at 9-04-2020 07:18PM
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Seriously,i swear our judiciary is bcos she is a celebrity abi,and if na ordinary man what will now happen?
ikpotokin (m) at 9-04-2020 07:42PM
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olowoinlionsden (m) at 9-04-2020 08:16PM
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With due Respct, the Lagos State Governor should not be in a hurry to pardon persons connected with the  Offence connected with COVID 19, so as not to set a bad precedent. The earlier Funke Akindele realise she is still being  punished by the spirit of her Father, the better for her. The Honour her Father deserved was what she was mistakenly conferring on her so called Husband. Let her appease the Spirit of her Father whenever she regains her Freedom.