Thursday, November 3, 2016

Airtel Will Pay a Customer N5million over Unsolicited Messages - Court

Mr. Emmanuel Anene is a lucky man and very happy at the prospect of adding free millions of Naira to his bank account after the Federal High Court in Maitama fined Airtel N5 million for the violation of a customer’s right to privacy, this is in accordance with the Consumer Code of Practice Regulations, under the Nigerian Communications Act:

Evidently, Mr. Anene filed a suit against Airtel for its unsolicited messages since December 21st 2015 (last year), but the court's rule was made known on 2nd of November, 2016 on his favor. According to the ruling, Airtel has been ordered to pay a sum of N5 million to Mr. Emmanuel Anene.

Below is the statement from the court:

“The defendant, having received complaints from the plaintiff, but continued to disturb the plaintiff from quiet enjoyment of the line.

“In every wrong there must be a remedy, to vindicate the plaintiff’s right which has been violated in the forth going circumstance by the defendant; the plaintiff shall be awarded damages based on the discretion of the court.

“Against this background putting into consideration the obvious inconviencies, discomfort and the embarrassments the plaintiff had undeniably gone through."

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