Manufacturers & Sellers Of Fake Products Face Jail Term In Lagos

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Manufacturers and sellers of fake products to consumers in
Lagos State will now face a three-month jail term or pay a N500,000 fine or
both on first conviction by a court in Lagos. This is the provision of the Lagos State Consumer Protection
Agency Bill signed by Governor Babatunde Fashola into law on Monday at the
State House, Ikeja, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria.
Section 37 (1) of the bill says that a person guilty of an
offence under this law is liable on conviction to the following fines and
penalties: (a) on a first conviction to a fine not exceeding N500,000 or
imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months or both; and (b) on any
subsequent conviction for the same offence or any other offence under this law,
to a fine not exceeding N750,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding
six  months or both.

Subsection (2) says that if after being convicted of an
offence, the person referred to in subsection (1) continues to contravene the
requirement or prohibition to which the offence relates, the person is guilty
of a further offence on each day that the contravention continues and shall be
liable to pay a fine of N20,000 for each day the offence is committed, the law
states.

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