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Title: Court rejects request for arrest of Coca-Cola boss
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A Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday rejected Federal Government's application for the capture of Managing Director of Coca-Cola ...
A Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday rejected Federal Government's application for the capture of Managing Director of Coca-Cola Nigeria Ltd, Adeola Adetunji, over his nonattendance from court to answer charges against him.

The Federal Government had denounced Coca-Cola and Adetunji of abusing a request of the Consumer Protection Council, an offense in opposition to Section 21 of the Consumer Protection Council Act, Cap C. 25, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.

The legislature likewise documented a different suit against the Nigerian Bottling Company and its Managing Director, Mr. Ben Langat. It is an one-tally charge of deliberately mocking the request of the CPC, in opposition to Section 21 of the Consumer Protection Council Act, Cap C. 25, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 and culpable under the same area.

Both suits were recorded by the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Mohammed Adoke, before Justice Evoh Chukwu of a Federal High Court in Abuja.

The direction indicting for the benefit of the Federal Government, Chief Bayo Ojo (SAN), had petitioned a seat warrant against Adetunji "to force his participation in court".

Ojo, who said he had served Coca-Cola however had been not able to serve Adetunji with the charge favored against them, likewise connected to the court for substituted administration of the charge by gluing it on his (Adetunji) premises.

Anyhow the litigant's guidance, Prof. Gbolahan Elias (SAN), restricted the application, contending that his customers were not sure to be in court since they had recorded a notice of preparatory complaint.

Equity Chukwu rejected the application for seat warrant yet conceded an application for substituted administration.

Additionally, advise for the NBC and its Managing Director, Mr. Oluseye Opasanya (SAN), educated the court that his customers proposed to document a notice of preparatory protest against the presence of Ojo in the case.

Opasanya, whose customers were additionally missing from court on Tuesday, contended that Ojo and alternate attorneys in his group, as private legal counselors, had not acquired the important fiat to indict his customers.

The court then dismissed till Monday, Nov 10, for knowing about the notices of the preparatory complaint.

The Federal Government in the charge against NBC and its Managing Director, Mr. Ben Langat, asserted that the two blamed persons submitted an offense by abusing the Orders of the Consumer Protection Council.

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