COVID-19: FCTA seals up Jabi Lake Mall for violating directives

The Ministerial Task Team on Covid -19 in the Nigerian Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, has sealed the popular Jabi Lake Mall for violating the Presidential Task Force’s directives on the ban on public and social gatherings and dusk to dawn curfew in place as part of measures to contain the spread of the dreaded pandemic Corona Virus in the territory.

Speaking to Newsmen in Abuja after sealing the mall, the leader of the Ministerial Enforcement Taskteam on COVID-19 Restrictions, Ikharo Attah lamented that despite many warnings from the presidential Task Force and the FCT Administration on guidelines to operate, the management of the Jabi Lake mall chose to encourage and permit a concert by Naira Marley and also conduct business activities that exceed the normal hours allowed by the authorities.

He further disclosed that the administration has secured a judgment from a mobile court headed by Magistrate Idayat Akonni who sat in the mall’s premises in Jabi to seal up the mall for two weeks for default of the COVID 19 protocols bearing three count charges on the Mall.

Attah explained that the seal up order was necessitated by the unlawful and embarrassing event at the mall on Friday night.

When asked if the FCT administration plans to declare Marley wanted, Attah noted that “he flew in to Abuja Friday from Lagos and returned back same day to the nation’s former Capital City. We are convinced that the Lagos state government who had in recent past had unpleasant experience with the artist will do the needful since he also breached the interstate travel ban which applies to Lagos state “.

Source: Voice of Nigeria