The Divisional Police Headquarters, Ebute Ero, Lagos , has handed over 504 cartons of seized suspected substandard Bic brand of shaving sticks to the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON)
representatives in Lagos.
The Divisional Crime Officer (DCO), Mr Bello Taofeek, while handing over the suspected substandard shaving sticks to SON, said that they items were apprehended in a truck waiting to be offloaded inside the Ebute Ero Market.
He attributed the feat to credible information provided by some patriotic Nigerians in response to the call by regulatory agencies for all to join the quality vanguard.
DCO Taofeek alluded to the existing robust collaboration between the Ebute Ero Police Command and SON as well as other regulatory agencies towards apprehending substandard and unwholesome products and the purveyors and pledged the continuous support of the Divisional Police Headquarters.
He stated that investigations were still ongoing to unravel those behind the consignments and the source with a view to bringing them to book.
In Picture – The sacks and Cartons of the seized substandard Bic brand of Shaving Sticks (ABOVE ), and DCO Bello Taofeek handing over the seized items to Engr. Nwaoma Olujie of SON
Collaboration Yielding Results
Receiving the suspected substandard Bic brand of shaving sticks on behalf of SON, Coordinator of the Lagos State Office 1, Victoria Island, Engr. Nwaoma Olujie expressed appreciation to the Police authorities of the Ebute Ero Division for the existing collaboration between the agency and Police.
She said that the collaboration has yielded results in the apprehension of several suspected substandard products and those behind them in the past.
Engr. Olujie alluded to another 196 Cartons of the suspected substandard Bic brand of shaving sticks earlier evacuated by SON officials from the same Ebute Ero Market, bringing the total to 700 cartons with a street value of over N6.4million.
She reiterated the promise of the SON Director – General, Osita Aboloma to ensure that all apprehended standards infractions would be prosecuted in accordance with the provisions of the SON Act number 14 of 2015 and the Nigerian Criminal Code.
Engr. Olujie admonished dealers in markets in Nigeria to avoid such faked and counterfeited products like plagues, warning that the law would not exonerate them for circulating such substandard and unsafe products.
She also advised owners of popular certified brands not to relent in efforts towards brand protection, working closely with regulatory and security agencies.
The SON State Coordinator assured the public of SON’s preparedness to work closely with the Police to unravel those behind the suspected substandard shaving sticks.