The FG has filed a 10-count criminal charge against Glaxosmithkline Nigeria Plc, the Nestle Nigeria Plc and their officials, over alleged fake lottery promo, before a Federal high court in Lagos by the Police Legal Officer from Force Criminal Investigation Department, Force Headquarters, Abuja.
According to the charge, Dayanand Thandalam Siram, Jonathan Murray, Uche Uwechia, Glaxosmithkline Consumer Nigeria PLC and others now at large, between October 2014 and October 2015, induced the citizens of Nigeria to buy their products using the gimmicry of “LUCOZADE AND RIBENA BIG CASH GIVE AWAY.”
The accused were also alleged to have established and kept the premises of GSK HOUSE 1, INDUSTRIAL AVENUE, ILUPEJU, Lagos as a place for the purpose of lottery, to be used for obtaining by false pretence from the Nigerian populace. The offence is contrary to and punishable under section(1)3 of the advance fee fraud and other related offences Act laws of the Federation of Nigeria.
In a separate development, it was alleged that GORD HON, BEEBEE AYEKU, and NESTLE NIGERIA PLC between October, 2014 and October 2015 induced citizens to buy their product in the guise of lottery, captioned “YEAR -END SHOPPERS BAG PROMO.” Participants were assured of winning prizes…. bt like most 9ja celebs, they reneged on d promise….