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Guinness withdraws suit against NAFDAC, pays N11.4m fine

10 March 2016, 17:38

Lagos - Guinness Nigeria Plc has filed a notice to discontinue a suit it filed to challenge the N1bn fine imposed on it by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control in November last year.

It was gathtered that Guinness paid N11.4m to the agency as administrative and service charges after opting to withdraw its suit filed before Justice W. Animahun of a Lagos State High Court in Igbosere.

Guinness had gone to court seeking to enforce the violation of its right to fair hearing against NAFDAC following a November 9, 2015 notice of sanction issued on it by NAFDAC.

Also read: Guinness hopeful of favourable NAFDAC verdict

In the said notice, NAFDAC said it was imposing N1bn on Guinness as administrative charges “for various clandestine violations of NAFDAC rules, regulations and enactments over a long period of time.”

The agency claimed that Guinness had been revalidating its expired products without the authorisation and supervision of NAFDAC.

- News 24


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