A Nigerian High Court in Abuja has restrained Multichoice Nigeria from increasing its subscriptions fee for DStv, according to reports by the CommunicationsWeek.
The court said the interim ruling restrains Multichoice Nigeria or its agents and representatives from continuing the implementation of any increase in subscription rates or price review policy imposing increased charges and costs on the consumers pending the determination of the motion on notice.
The application was filed by the Consumer Protection Council (CPC) on behalf of the Federal Government, with the Director General of the Council, Babatunde Irukera, appearing in court for the case. The application was accompanied with a nine-paragraph statement jointly signed by Messrs Irukera, Abimbola Ojenike, Eme David-Ojugo, Moray Adebayo, Teniola Medupin, and Florence Abebe.
The court also restrained DStv from further carrying on or continuing any conduct or activity which interferes with or has the effect of circumventing the outcome of ongoing investigations by the CPC into the company’s compliance or non-compliance with the February 16, 2016 order pending the determination of the motion on notice.