TOYIN ADEBAYO, ABUJA
The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) through its Ministerial Taskforce on Covid -19 restrictions on Sunday sealed up the popular Jabi Lake Mall in the nation’s capital for violating the Presidential Task Force’s order on the ban of public and social gatherings.
The leader of the Taskteam, Comrade Ikharo Attah said these measures are put in place to contain the dreaded Covid-19 pandemic that is ravaging the world.
Speaking in an interview with newsmen in Abuja after sealing off the mall, 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 their customer Naira Marley and also conducted business activities to exceed the normal hours allowed by the authorities.
He, however, stated that the administration has secured a judgement 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 the default of the COVID-19 protocols bearing three count charges on the Mall.
He further stressed that the seal up order was necessitated by the 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. We are convinced that the Lagos state govt who had in recent past had unpleasant experience with the artist will do the needful since he also breached the inter state travel ban which applies to Lagos State “.