- Erisco’s boss opined that it was wrong for Egodi to make negative reviews about his product, stating that such action amounted to destruction of his business.
Founder and President of Erisco Foods Ltd, Eric Umeofia, says he will take legal action against Chioma Egodi, the customer who made a bad review of the company’s product, Nagito Tomato Mix, on social media.
Recall that Egodi complained bitterly about the content of Erisco’s product on social media, saying that the company’s tomato paste was sugary. She added that the product is inferior to other similar products from other brands.
Irked by her review, the management of the company got Egodi arrested by the police and transferred to Abuja, the development sparked widespread outrage and condemnations.
However, Babatunde Irukere, the Director-General of the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) disclosed that she has been released.
Reacting to the furore during an interview on Arise TV on Thursday, the Erisco’s boss said it was wrong for Egodi to make negative reviews about his product, stating that such action amounted to destruction of his business.
“I am pursuing legal charges against her because I have a conscience. Is she right to falsely criticise my product, and people are supporting her? I have over 3000 people in my factory; indirectly, we are paying 20,000 people. I cannot allow this type of ‘syndicate’ to come and destroy my business.
“I’ve been producing this product for over 10 years, and somebody cannot come overnight to [spoil it]. Should I allow her because she’s the weaker one? She’s not the first person to do a product review.”
“When we could not get her, we wrote a petition to the Inspector General of Police to help us. I have the right to write a petition when I’m not feeling comfortable,” Umeofia added