UPDATED: Funke Akindele’s Party: Small Doctor hands self over to police

Small Doctor
Small Doctor

Popular Nigerian Singer, Small Doctor, real name Adekunle Temitope, was in court on Wednesday to show solidarity with those who were tried for attending Funke Akindele’s party, the police have said.

PREMIUM TIMES learnt that Small Doctor arrived Ogba Magistrate Court on Wednesday after 12 noon in an SUV accompanied by his manager.

Policemen, however, prevented him from entering the premises of the Ogba Magistrate Court. He was directed to a police vehicle.

The singer arrived at the court premises while the trial of his colleague Naira Marley, as well as politician Babatunde Gbadamosi and wife, Folashade, was ongoing before Chief Magistrate Yewande Aje-Afunwa.

The singer was initially thought to be one of the 43 guests who attended the birthday party hosted by couple JJC Skillz and Funke Akindele at their Lagos State home on Saturday.

The police spokesperson, Bala Elkana, however, said Small Doctor did not attend the party and was not being sought by the police.

“Small doctor was in court in solidarity, not that he is also in that video. Small doctor’s face cannot be hidden.

“He is not in custody, he was only in court for solidarity. I know we are not looking for him,” he said.

PREMIUM TIMES reported how Funke Akindele and JJC Skillz were sentenced to 14 days of community service and were also asked to pay a fine of N100,000 each for hosting the party. Naira Marley, Mr Gbadamosi, and his wife were pardoned today and were asked to tender an apology to the government for attending the party despite the coronavirus lockdown.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Our initial report suggested that Small Doctor was at the controversial party, however the police later clarified that he was not.

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