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SON secures conviction of businessmen over engine oil adulteration

SON secures conviction of businessmen over engine oil adulteration

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The Federal High Court in Lagos has convicted two men, Uche Johnson and Kingsley Meteke, for producing and distributing substandard engine oil. Justice Oluremi Oguntoyibo convicted them after they pleaded guilty to the offence. She sentenced them to two years imprisonment each after they admitted to having adulterated 128 drums and 9.45 litres of engine oil. They were charged with four counts of production, possession, dealing in and distribution of substandard engine oil. SON said the defendants indulged in the production of engine oil which did not meet mandatory industrial standards. The defendants claimed that the products were good for public consumption and for optimum engine performance, which prosecutors said were false. The products were said to have failed to compl...