Naira Marley, others will be prosecuted – FCT minister

Naira Marley

FCT Minister, Muhammad Bello, has said that singer, Naira Marley, and others who were part of the concert held over the weekend at Jabi Lake Mall in Abuja would be prosecuted.

A statement on Tuesday by the minister’s spokesman, Anthony Ogunleye, said the FCT Administration “views the actions of the organisers and attendees at this concert as reckless, wicked, insensitive and utter disrespect and disregard both for the law and the wellbeing and welfare of fellow citizens.

He also said that the “FCT Administration which has a responsibility to protect the lives of the citizenry is determined to prosecute all those involved in orchestrating these infractions to the full extent of the law”.

The minister also noted that there is a real possibility that a carrier of coronavirus at that event could have infected several others, thereby leading to a possible exponential spread.

A mobile court headed by Magistrate Idayat Akonni gave the order for the mall to be closed for two weeks for defaulting in the coronavirus prevention protocol.