Amstel Malta: Nigerian Breweries Plc to Appeal Court Judgment, Counsel Says
Counsel to Nigerian Breweries Plc, Mr. Godfrey Airemen has disclosed that the Company would appeal against the judgment of the Edo State High Court sitting in Benin City, whereby the Company was ordered to apologise to one of its consumers, Professor Ernest Izevbigie for what the Court described as “wrongful inscription of low sugar” on the bottle of the Company’s Amstel Malta brand.
Speaking with journalists on Thursday, Mr. Airemen faulted the judgement, which he said his Client would appeal against. According to him, the inscription on the Amstel Malta label was not misleading, as decided by the Court in the judgment.
Mr. Airemen, the Principal Partner of Airemen and Company, noted: “I am glad that the Court stated in the judgment that the sugar content of the product is within the range approved by the relevant regulatory agency, and that the information on the label was not deceitful.
“The inscription admits that the product contains a certain level of sugar. It does not imply that there is no sugar. Whether you choose low or lower sugar, it is a matter of semantics.
“My Client is socially and legally responsible, with credible and verifiable operational standards. It cannot mislead its consumers and the general public. So, my Client has decided to appeal against the judgement. This is the logical way forward.”