ADEOLA AJAYI, EKITI
After the scenario between Nigeria Superstar hip hop singer Naira Marley, the government ordered the closer of Jabi Lake Mall which was sealed 10 days ago for hosting a concert.
The Federal High court re- opened Jabi Lake Mall while the government ordered there should be apology letter from the Jabi lake Mall executive in line with national dailies for violating the COVID-19 guidelines.
Akanni stated that her decision was a sequel to the application filed by the defence counsel, Nnamdi Ekwem, praying the court to unseal the business premises.
She said that her judgment was based on the overall interest of those who would be affected adversely by the closure, noting that the mall had over 100 employees and other tenants who are not co-offenders in the matter.
According to her, “The order is also based on compassion, especially, in consideration of the economic losses that will be suffered by those affected, coupled with the impact of COVID-19 on the people.”
Commenting on the development, the Chairman of FCT Ministerial TaskForce on COVID -19, Ikharo Attah said the FCTA had no objections to the rulings of the court “because the administration wants to remain a model in obeying the rule of law.”
The Punch confirmed to CMM