Naira Marley Accused Of Breaching Lockdown Rules With Concert

Will Naira face the same fate as Funke?

By  | Jun 16, 2020, 08:13 AM  | Naira Marley  | Drama

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Naira Marley has courted controversy after his concert over the weekend in Abuja was cited for contravening lockdown rules and regulations...

The singer performed at his 'Naira Marley Drive-in Concert' at the Jabi Lake Mall on Saturday to a sold-out crowd, alongside BBN star Kim Oprah who hosted the event.
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The concert occurred despite a national directive on the ban of public gatherings amid the spread of the global pandemic coronavirus.

Authorities also accused Naira, Kim and concert organisers of violating other regulations like not adhering to social distancing, wearing a mask in public and breaching a strict 10pm - 4am curfew imposed on the area.

Naira & Kim posted pics and videos of their trip to and from Abuja via a private jet, amid a ban on interstate travel, which further raised eyebrows.
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Following the backlash, President Muhammadu Buhari's PA on New Media Bashir Ahmad has announced that the country's Federal Capital Territory Administration have issued a 2 week ban of operations on the mall over it's involvement in the concert.

It tweeted; "The FCT Ministerial Task Team on COVID-19 seals up Jabi Lake Mall indefinitely for violating Presidential Task Force's directives on the ban on public gatherings as part of measures to contain the spread of the dreaded pandemic in the territory."

Naira's private jet was also hit with a suspension, Aviation Minister Hadi Sirika imposed that the airline be fined and suspended indefinitely for it's "illegal operation".

Naira and Kim have yet to learn their fate over their involvement in the controversial concert despite calls for their arrest.

Many tweeps believe they should should suffer the same repercussions as Nollywood actress Funke Akindele who was arrested and fined after hosting a house party in her Lekki home in April.

Take a look at what angry tweeps have to say about the incident;

What do you think will happen to Naira Marley and Kim Oprah?

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