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Food crisis: FCCPC seals popular Abuja supermarket for misleading pricing, customer extortion

Sahad supermarket, FCCPC

The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC), has sealed off the head office of a popular supermarket in the Garki area of Abuja, Sahad supermarket/stores, over customers extortion and lack of transparency in prices.

This is coming twenty-four hours after President Bola Tinubu unveiled plans to tackle factors responsible for the food crisis across the country.

According to report, the acting Executive Vice Chairman of FCCPC, Dr Adamu Abdullahi, who led the enforcement team to seal off the premises in Abuja on Friday, February 16, 2024, said the act was an obnoxious practice which amounted to violation of rights under the FCCP Act.

Lack of transparency, misleading pricing

Abdullahi said the practice contravened Section 155 (3) of the FCCPA and the fine amounted to N100 million or more.

He said said the Commission would continue to monitor the supermarket to make sure they complied with the law.

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Mrs Boladale Adeyinka, the Director Surveillance and Investigations Department of FCCPC, said that price tags on products on the shelves of the supermarket were different from prices at the pay point computers.

Adeyinka said that even the same products and brand had different prices.

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