As part of efforts to guarantee quick dispensation of justice against persons who market hazardous products, the Lagos State Consumer Protection Agency (LASCOPA) has been assigned a dedicated court to prosecute defaulters.
The Chief Justice of Lagos State, Hon. Justice Opeyemi Oke recently approved the Lagos State Consumer Protection court to prosecute violators and help aggrieved consumers get redress when their rights are infringed.
A statement issued by the Agency said Court 8 Ogba, Ifako-Ijaiye, presided over by Chief Magistrate (Mrs) Dani Oni will handle cases related to consumer rights’ issues.
According to the General Manager of LASCOPA, Mrs. Kemi Olugbode, the Lagos State Consumer Court will strengthen the agency’s fight for the protection of consumer rights.
She said that, henceforth, all consumer cases relating to both civil and criminal matters would now be decided at the new Consumer Court in order to ensure speedy trial of cases.
Olugbode stated further that LASCOPA will ensure that aggrieved consumers get redress from all forms of infringement on their rights, noting that matters not resolved during mediation will be prosecuted in court.
While calling on consumers to take advantage of the dedicated consumer court in Lagos State, Olugbode reassured consumers that cases handled by LASCOPA are free of charge.