The judge of an Edo state High Court, soth-south Nigeria has ordered the Breweries plc, to apologize to one its customers, prof.Eenest Izevbigie , for the wrongful inscription of ‘’the sugar’’ on its product
Izevbigie, a professor of Biochemistry had alleged that the company inscribed misleading information, “low sugar,” on the can of one of its non-alcoholic drinks, Amstel Malt.
The claimant had sued NB plc through his lawyer, Okonkwo Emmanuel of Henry Idahagbon and Co. (Trinity Chambers).
Izevbigie, the former Vice-Chancellor of Benson Idahosa University, Benin, said that a laboratory investigation revealed that the product contained more sugar than the company put on the brand.
He urged the court to order the company to tender a written apology to him as he had been injured by the deception.
Izevbigie also prayed the court to pronounce that the inscription on the product was misleading to the public.
Delivering judgment, Ikponmwen, the Chief Judge of the state, ordered the company to tender an unreserved apology to members of the public who might have been lured by the “trade trick’’ of low sugar on the can.
The judge, however, held that evidence before the court showed that the sugar content of Amstel Malt was between the approved 10 per cent and 15 per cent of sugar by the regulatory body.