The magistrate, in a sitting that lasted for about one hour, has considered the application by the Jabi Lake Mall management to re-open Jabi Lake Mall. The application seek the vacation of the order that sealed the premises.
The Mall was closes after violating the Covid-19 guidelines to host a concert which Naira Marley was in attendance.
Since the closure of the Mall, there had been economic losses which many business owners had withness.
The application was made in favour of over a hundred shop owners and the employees whose livelihoods depend on the Mall.
Considering the application, the court ordered that the Mall be open for business with immediate effect.
Reacting to the order, the chairman of the FCT Covid-19 Enforcement Task Team said; “From the point of the FCT administration, we are pleased. We are happy that we have been able to show to the world that we are a place where the law works.
We have shown to the world that indeed there is a government here, we’ve shown to the world that you don’t do things and get away with it and that we stand and represent what is right.”