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By Inibehe Effiong and samuel ihensekhien esq. INTRODUCTION: The trial and conviction of actress Funke Akindele and her husband is legally flawed. The fact that they pleaded guilty does not foreclose a discussion on the case because the flaws.the Public Health Law Cap. P16 Vol. 9 Laws of Lagos State, 2015; and the Lagos State Infectious Disease (Emergency Prevention) Regulations 2020.I submit that Funke Akindele and her husband (the defendants) were convicted for a non-existent offence. DEFENDANTS CHARGED FOR AN OFFENCE THAT IS UNKNOWN TO LAW: The charge sheet against the defendants also state that the said social distancing directives contravened by the defendants were issued by the Governor in line with the regulations made by the Governor pursuant to the Public Health Law. In other words, the defendants were not charged under the Quarantine Act.They were charged under Section 58 of the Public Health Law of Lagos State. For…