Posted by Kolade Stephen. on 13 April, 2022 under Naija News
The Competition and Consumer Protection (CCP) tribunal has given a new order to MultiChoice Nigeria Limited concerning its tariff hike.
The tribunal ordered Multichoice to revert to DStv, Gotv old prices pending the hearing and determination of the substantive matter.
Multichoice is the owner of the satellite television services, DStv and Gotv â€” popular subscription-based platforms in Nigeria.
A three-member tribunal, presided over by Thomas Okosun, gave the order on Monday following an oral application for adjournment moved by Jamiu Agoro, counsel for the firm, to enable him to respond to counter-affidavit and written address, including the contempt charge, filed against his client.
Agoro also said he had filed an application challenging the jurisdiction of the tribunal to hear the matter.
Festus Onifade, a legal practitioner, had sued the company on behalf of himself and the coalition of Nigerian consumers.
While MultiChoice Nigeria Limited is the first defendant, the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) is the second respondent.
Onifade had prayed the tribunal for an order, restraining the firm from increasing subscription for its services and other products on April 1, pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice dated and filed on March 30.
The tribunal had granted the ex-parte motion, directing parties to maintain â€œstatus quo antebellumâ€