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FCCPC To Arraign Supermarkets, Pharmacies For Inflating Prices Of Sanitisers by ijustdey: 7:54am On Jun 10, 2020
COVID-19: FG to arraign supermarkets, pharmacies for inflating prices of sanitisers, face masks

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Tuesday fixed June 25, 2020, for the arraignment of two supermarkets and two pharmacies charged for hiking prices of key hygiene products such as hand sanitisers and face masks.

Tribune Online reports that the companies were charged to court by the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Council (FCCPC) for allegedly taking undue advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic to inflate prices of key hygiene products including hand sanitisers and face masks contrary to Section 108(1) of FCCP Act 2018.

However, when the matter was called on Monday, prosecution counsel, Babatunde Irukere, told the court that the matter was for arraignment and that they were ready for the matter as scheduled.

But counsel to the first and second defendants (H-Medics and Sandra Ejekwe), Abubakar Mohammed, announced that the second defendant could not appear in court as she was not served with the court notice.

In a separate matter of similar offence involving Bakan Gizo Pharmacy and Store, Ray Opia and Luter Irene, the defence counsel, Festus Okpe, informed the court that the second defendant, who has been in Lagos since January was restricted from appearing in court due to the ban on interstate travel.

Other defendants in the matter, Prince Ebeano Super Market and David Chukwuma sent an electronic communication explaining their reasons for being absent in court.

In his explanation, Chukwuma blamed his inability to appear in court on interstate movement restriction by the Federal Government due to COVID-19.

Earlier, the presiding judge, Justice Nkonye Maha, raised the issue of jurisdiction, stressing that the matter ought to have been taken to the tribunal.

The judge, however, settled down to hear the matter after the issue was cleared and after due consideration, the judge adjourned the matter till June 25 and ordered that all parties to the matter be served with notices to ensure they are all in court on the next adjourned date.

Some of the charges are: “That you, H-Medix Pharmacy &Sons Ltd, Sandra Ejekwu(f) and John Oluwagbemiga (m) at various times between the 28th day of February 2020 and the 6th day of March 2020, at H-Medix Pharmacy & Sores Ltd, 43 Ademola Adetokumbo crescent, Wuse 11, Abuja and other retail trading outlets of H-Medix Pharmacy and stores Ltd, within the jurisdiction of this Honorable Court, did engage in making false, misleading, deceptive representation in relation to the price of sanitisers, hand-wash liquids and disinfectants of various existing brands on display at your retail outlets and thereby committed an offence contrary to Sector 125(1) (a) of the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Act, 2018 and punishable under Section 155 of the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Act, 2018.

“That you, Prince Eleanor Supermarket Ltd and David Chukwuma Ojei (m) at various times between the 28th day of February 2020 and the 6th day of March 2020, at Prince Eleanor Supermarket Ltd, Plot 551, Abdusalam Abubakar Way, Gaduwa, Lokogoma Junction, Abuja and other retail trading outlets of Prince Eleanor Supermarket Ltd, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, did conspire, combine, agree and arrange to unreasonably enhance the price of sanitisers, hand wash liquids and disinfectants of various existing brands and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 108(1) (b) of the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Act, 2018 and punishable under Section 108(4) of the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Act, 2018.”

https://tribuneonlineng.com/covid-19-fg-to-arraign-supermarkets-pharmacies-for-inflating-prices-of-sanitisers-face-masks/

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Re: FCCPC To Arraign Supermarkets, Pharmacies For Inflating Prices Of Sanitisers by Emmacolinho(m): 8:01am On Jun 10, 2020
Good

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Re: FCCPC To Arraign Supermarkets, Pharmacies For Inflating Prices Of Sanitisers by maberry(m): 11:35am On Jun 10, 2020
Very good
Nigerians are the most religious people in the world and at the same time desperately wicked, especially to ourselves
The way people of taken this pandemic as a means of explioting others is shameful

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Re: FCCPC To Arraign Supermarkets, Pharmacies For Inflating Prices Of Sanitisers by momodub: 11:35am On Jun 10, 2020
Really greedines

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Re: FCCPC To Arraign Supermarkets, Pharmacies For Inflating Prices Of Sanitisers by GboyegaD(m): 11:36am On Jun 10, 2020
Whilst it is unfair to hike prices and exploit customers, it night be difficult to find them guilty because they could have bought same product for very high prices since the middlemen in Nigeria is a long one.

More so, it is a case of the market determining prices and for a country with no regulations, do we blame people who take advantage of the failed system?

Rather than waste time, they should appeal to government to put proper regulations in place that would rule both the rich and the poor.

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Re: FCCPC To Arraign Supermarkets, Pharmacies For Inflating Prices Of Sanitisers by airminem(f): 11:36am On Jun 10, 2020
sad Everyone poops. Its simply a fact of life.
One day the bush meat go catch the hunter. grin Igbo amaka is always their nightmare. Names check..... No fulani listed
Re: FCCPC To Arraign Supermarkets, Pharmacies For Inflating Prices Of Sanitisers by sexyking1: 11:36am On Jun 10, 2020
They should also arraign Lie Muhammad and NCDC for saying dey spent 3Billion naira on SMS awareness for corvid19.

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Re: FCCPC To Arraign Supermarkets, Pharmacies For Inflating Prices Of Sanitisers by NaijaRoyalty(m): 11:36am On Jun 10, 2020
Good

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Re: FCCPC To Arraign Supermarkets, Pharmacies For Inflating Prices Of Sanitisers by Gkay1(m): 11:36am On Jun 10, 2020
na waooo. May God help us
Re: FCCPC To Arraign Supermarkets, Pharmacies For Inflating Prices Of Sanitisers by Balenciagaokey: 11:36am On Jun 10, 2020
sad
Re: FCCPC To Arraign Supermarkets, Pharmacies For Inflating Prices Of Sanitisers by gambia(m): 11:36am On Jun 10, 2020
I hope so.
Re: FCCPC To Arraign Supermarkets, Pharmacies For Inflating Prices Of Sanitisers by edoairways: 11:37am On Jun 10, 2020
What a good initiative

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Re: FCCPC To Arraign Supermarkets, Pharmacies For Inflating Prices Of Sanitisers by danchuzzy(m): 11:37am On Jun 10, 2020
At this time
Re: FCCPC To Arraign Supermarkets, Pharmacies For Inflating Prices Of Sanitisers by Slawormir: 11:37am On Jun 10, 2020
Damnnnnn niggarrr
Perfect
Nigerians always take advantage and capitalize on a situation to enrich themselves
We always criticize our leaders for embezzlement whereas we are the worse

Let me tell you all a secret
We are not actually angry about corruption in Nigeria
We are just angry because we are not the one carrying out the corruption

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Re: FCCPC To Arraign Supermarkets, Pharmacies For Inflating Prices Of Sanitisers by Elslim: 11:37am On Jun 10, 2020
Hmm let's see it happen first
Re: FCCPC To Arraign Supermarkets, Pharmacies For Inflating Prices Of Sanitisers by citygarden(m): 11:37am On Jun 10, 2020
They should also be after the transportation business as well. Especially Lagos and Ogun State
Re: FCCPC To Arraign Supermarkets, Pharmacies For Inflating Prices Of Sanitisers by Seun(m): 11:37am On Jun 10, 2020
Is the government now in charge of setting the price of face-masks and sanitizers? If so, what is the price range that they deem acceptable?

It is important for lawmakers and other government officials to understand Economics so they won't be doing things that are totally unreasonable.

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Re: FCCPC To Arraign Supermarkets, Pharmacies For Inflating Prices Of Sanitisers by Uyi168(m): 11:37am On Jun 10, 2020
....
People still dey buy mask and Sanitizer

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Re: FCCPC To Arraign Supermarkets, Pharmacies For Inflating Prices Of Sanitisers by Xisnin(m): 11:38am On Jun 10, 2020
Frivolous suit.
Businesses are free to set whatever price they want.

We are not in a communist state.

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Re: FCCPC To Arraign Supermarkets, Pharmacies For Inflating Prices Of Sanitisers by IronHead99: 11:39am On Jun 10, 2020
GOOD
Re: FCCPC To Arraign Supermarkets, Pharmacies For Inflating Prices Of Sanitisers by timothy2396(m): 11:40am On Jun 10, 2020
Some people are just totally wicked......... The same people will go about shouting black lives matter....

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Re: FCCPC To Arraign Supermarkets, Pharmacies For Inflating Prices Of Sanitisers by Kurtis02: 11:40am On Jun 10, 2020
grin.

Not just sanitizer, even immune booster drugs are now expensive.


Nigerians always cashing out at every opportunity

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Re: FCCPC To Arraign Supermarkets, Pharmacies For Inflating Prices Of Sanitisers by madamori9: 11:41am On Jun 10, 2020
They should have done this a long time ago. It is actually a crime in saner climes. If offenders are not brought to book, then it would affect real estate sector as well. Imagine house rents start going up during this pandemic.

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Re: FCCPC To Arraign Supermarkets, Pharmacies For Inflating Prices Of Sanitisers by Openbusiness: 11:44am On Jun 10, 2020
The government must be mad. Did they put gun on their head to buy? Is Nigeria not a capitalist country, or are we running a socialist government? How can you prosecute a business for selling its own product at its own price based on the number 1 fundamental law of business economics: the laws of demand and supply This Borrowhari government is just a disaster by all measurements. Russia and Saudi produce crude oil at $2 - $3 per barrel, yet this useless Borrowhari government produce their own at over $20 per barrel. But these bloody thieves didn't prosecute themselves, it is sanitizer seller that used his money, tools and time to produce and fix his price they want to prosecute, as if na their papa moni those businesses take buy market. Bloody terrorist government

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