Consumer Protection Council (CPC) dissociates itself from judgment against Coca-Cola by the Supreme Court of Nigeria


The Consumer Protection Council (CPC) has dissociated itself from an insinuated N17 million judgment against Coca-Cola by the Supreme Court of Nigeria. Mr. Babatunde Irukera, Director-General of CPC, said this in a statement through Mr. Abiodun Obimuyiwa, the Head of Public Affairs of the council, on Wednesday in Abuja.

The Supreme Court had reaffirmed the judgment of the Court of Appeal, awarding N17 million against Coca-Cola, a Nigerian International Company for wrongfully terminating the employment of Mrs. Titilayo Akisanya.

The suit was filed on behalf of Akisanya by Babatunde Irukera on February 10, 2012.

He reiterated that Coca-Cola, like any other company, was within the consumer protection jurisdiction of the CPC. Irukera further said the case was not about any such issue suggested and that the CPC neither contributed nor participated in the dispute or judicial process.