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Manufacturer Accuses Abati, Chukwunedu Of Defamation, Cyber Crime, Seeks Justice, Petitions Fed SARS

 

 

Followingt he alleged defamation and spreading of false information against its products by Reuben Abati, Chioma Chukwunedu, Nairametrics and the E A Team, Bullion Go – Neat Global Manufacturing Company Limited has petition the Commissioner of Police, Federal SARS, Adeniji Adele, Alagbon, Lagos State.

The petition which was made available to journalists on Sunday was signed by the Company’s Legal Representatives, Isaac Izunya (Esq) of Izunya Izunya and Co.

In the petition titled ” Petition Against Reuben Abati, Chioma Chukwunedu, Naira metrics and EA Team for the  offences contrary to Section 24 (2) (c) and Section 25 (1) of the Cyber Crime Act 2015, as well as Section 375, 376, and 125 of the Criminal Code Act”, Bullion-Go-Neat Global Limited, a registered manufacturing company, accused Chioma Chukwunedu and her associates of utiliVzing media platforms, specifically E A Team and Nairametrics, to disseminate falsified and untrue information about its product, Coco Samba.

 

This highlights the importance of substantiating claims and maintaining journalistic integrity in the face of serious allegations.

“Media platforms are strongly advised to fact-check any adverse information regarding our products prior to publication.

“Alternatively, such information should be forwarded to the Enforcement Department at the NAFDAC office in Apapa, Lagos.

“Failure to comply with these guidelines may result in legal consequences, as per the established rules and ethics of the law and journalism”, Barrister Izunya said in the petition.

He called on the accused media outlets to provide evidence supporting the alleged unsafe nature of the intercepted product to the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) for verification.

He said he has a strong stance against the spread of false information and emphasizes the importance of accountability in media reporting.

When contacted on phone, the Chairman of Bullion Go – Neat Global Manufacturing Company Limited, Ambassador Olufemi Ajadi Oguntoyinbo said he was surprised and shocked when he read the damaging false reports about their product.

According to him, “Nobody served us any letter or notice concerning the alleged interception of our product in Germany. We approached several departments in NAFDAC and we were told there was no such complaints about our product anywhere.

“Suddenly, a blog which claimed it represented NAFDAC throw the information out and it didn’t communicate with us or ask for our opinion on the matter. We believe good journalism requires hearing from all sides before publication. But we were not consulted and our opinion wasn’t sought.

“As a company paying taxes to government and providing employment to Nigerians, we deserve a say in whatever is going on, or that will affect our company.

“If they believe their reports are genuine, they should bring evidence or sample of the said product that they said was not safe for human consumption. No complaints from our consumers in Nigeria about our product. allegations.

“Media platforms are strongly advised to fact-check any adverse information regarding our products prior to publication.

“Alternatively, such information should be forwarded to the Enforcement Department at the NAFDAC office in Apapa, Lagos.

“Failure to comply with these guidelines may result in legal consequences, as per the established rules and ethics of the law and journalism”, Barrister Izunya said in the petition.

He called on the accused media outlets to provide evidence supporting the alleged unsafe nature of the intercepted product to the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) for verification.

He said he has a strong stance against the spread of false information and emphasizes the importance of accountability in media reporting.

When contacted on phone, the Chairman of Bullion Go – Neat Global Manufacturing Company Limited, Ambassador Olufemi Ajadi Oguntoyinbo said he was surprised and shocked when he read the damaging false reports about their product.

According to him, “Nobody served us any letter or notice concerning the alleged interception of our product in Germany. We approached several departments in NAFDAC and we were told there was no such complaints about our product anywhere.

“Suddenly, a blog which claimed it represented NAFDAC throw the information out and it didn’t communicate with us or ask for our opinion on the matter. We believe good journalism requires hearing from all sides before publication. But we were not consulted and our opinion wasn’t sought.

“As a company paying taxes to government and providing employment to Nigerians, we deserve a say in whatever is going on, or that will affect our company.

“If they believe their reports are genuine, they should bring evidence or sample of the said product that they said was not safe for human consumption. No complaints from our consumers in Nigeria about our product.

“They should produce evidence from Germany where they claimed it happened. They just want to damage our company’s reputation and weaken our market. May be they have ulterior motive, we don’t know yet , but when our petition is given thorough investigation, we will know those behind the dastardly act “, Ajadi Oguntoyinbo said.

 

 

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