A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr. Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, has described the trial of star actress, Funke Akindele, as illegal.
The Jenifa actress, it would be recalled, was tried and convicted alongside her husband, Abdulrasheed Bello, on Monday, April 6, 2020, at the Ogba Magistrate Court, Lagos.
The duo had staged a party inside their Amen Estate, Ibeju-Lekki home where they hosted over 20 people contrary to the government’s directive. The government’s order, by the way, is to stem the spread of coronavirus.
But taking to his Facebook barely 24 hours later, the respected rights activist is disagreeing with that. In a post he titled ‘The Illegality of Funke Akindele’s Trial’, Adegboruwa gave the three reasons below to advance his argument:
Regulations Approval Law of Lagos State, 2015
“1. (1). Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary in any Law in the State, no regulation shall have effect unless laid before and approved by the House of Assembly.
1. (2) The regulation shall be approved by a resolution of members of the House of Assembly in accordance with the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
3. As from the commencement of this Law, all regulations made pursuant to the provisions of any enactment in the State shall be published in the Official Gazette after its approval by the House of Assembly.”