COVID-19: FG to arraign store owners over price hike


The Federal government will on June 25 arraign two supermarkets and two pharmacies before the Abuja division of the Federal High Court for hiking prices of key hygiene products such as hand sanitizer and face masks, The Sun reports.

According to the report, the defendants include: Prince Ebeano Supermarket Limited and its proprietor, David Ojei, and Bakan Gizo Pharmacy & Stores Nigeria Limited, and the representatives, Ray Opia and Luter Irene.

Others are H-Medix Pharmacy & Stores Limited, and the representatives, Sandra Ejekwu and John Oluwagbemiga, as well as Faxx Stores & Trading Limited and the representative, Adogah Ahmed.

It said 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 contrary to Section 108(1) of FCCP Act 2018.

The paper said the matter was called on Tuesday.


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