Eric Umeofia, the company’s founder and president of Erisco Foods Ltd, has threatened to sue Chioma Egodi for writing a negative review of the company’s Nagito Tomato Mix on X.
On Thursday, Umeofia revealed this while participating on the Arise News Global Business Report program.
According to Gistlover, after posting a negative review of an Erisco product on social media, Egodi was detained by the police and taken to Abuja, a move that has drawn widespread criticism.
Babatunde Irukere, the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission’s (FCCPC) Director-General, revealed this on Monday.
Reacting to the development, Erisco’s boss said, “I am pursuing legal charges against her because I have a conscience. Is she right to falsely criticise my product, and people are supporting her? I have over 3000 people in my factory; indirectly, we are paying 20,000 people. I cannot allow this type of ‘syndicate’ to come and destroy my business.
“I’ve been producing this product for over 10 years, and somebody cannot come overnight to [spoil it]. Should I allow her because she’s the weaker one? She’s not the first person to do a product review.”
“When we could not get her, we wrote a petition to the Inspector General of Police to help us. I have the right to write a petition when I’m not feeling comfortable,” Umeofia added.