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Funke Akindele Cuffed, Dettol Disowns Her

Manufacturer of Dettol products, Reckitt Benckiser, has distanced self from ace actress, Funke Akindele, who was arrested for violating government’s order on public gathering.

Akindele is the model in a television advertisement involving Reckitt Benckiser and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, one of the agencies in the frontline of the battle against coronavirus.OrijoReporter.com, Funke akindele handcuffed

In the advert, she emphasised the need to use the Dettol products for personal hygiene.

Jenifer as she is fondly called is currently having a run in with the police after a video of her husband, Abdulrasheed Bello’s in-house birthday party with singer Azeez Fashola aka Naira Marley and several others in attendance in contrary to government’s direction on gathering went viral.

The police stormed her Amen Estate residence off the Lekki-Epe Expressway to arrest her during which she was handcuffed while her spouse and Marley were ordered to report on Monday.

The 42-year-old has apologised and defended their action saying all those who attended the party had been at her house which serves as a studio for a movie she is working on.

In spite, Reckitt Benckiser has dissociated itself from her saying in a series of tweets:  “We have been made aware through social media that Funke Akindele recently, acting in her personal capacity, had a celebration which is against the caution to the public on social distancing during the covid-19 pandemic.”

“The NCDC partnered with Dettol on a public service message to educate our communities about preventive measures against COVID-19. Funke is not a brand ambassador of the NCDC.”

Report said the embattled thespian will be prosecuted by the Lagos government and is expected to be arraigned at Ogba Magistrates Court.

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