Substandard Tyres: SON Hires Law Firm to Prosecute Chinese
The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) is committed to the diligent prosecution of two Chinese Nationals under trial for the importation of a huge consignment of substandard and stuffed tyres into Nigeria in 2017.
This indication became apparent at the resumed hearing of the matter on September 26, 2018 at the Federal High Court Ikoyi, Lagos before Justice C.M. A. Olatoregun, when a Counsel from Festus Keyamo Chambers, SAN, Oluwafemi Olabisi appeared on behalf of SON to take over the prosecution of the trial.
Also, in court for the trial of Taolung Shen and Xu Jimg Yao and their accomplices accused of importing multiple thousands of substandard and life endangering tyres into Nigeria were, Umaru Kawu and J. O. Olofindare Director, Legal Services and Senior State Counsel from SON respectively.
The defendants who were present in court with their counsel, Victor Opara Esq. are standing trial on charges of conspiring to import tyres which did not meet the relevant Nigeria Industrial Standards and stuffing various sizes of the imported tyres into one another, an act which constitute grave danger to the Nigerian populace. The case was adjourned to 20th November, 2018 for hearing due to other exigencies of the Court.
Commenting recently on the dangers associated with the circulation of substandard products in Abuja, SON Director General, Osita Aboloma Esq. reiterated the determination of the organisation to prosecute all cases of Standards infractions diligently in line with the provisions of SON Act No. 14 of 2015.
He reaffirmed the SON capacity and determination to take on purveyors of substandard and life endangering products and their collaborators in the interest of the safety of Nigerian citizens and the Nation’s economy.