MultiChoice Prohibited from Raising DStv, Gotv Subscription Fees

The Competition and Consumer Protection Tribunal (CCPT) sitting in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) issued an interim order on Monday, preventing MultiChoice Nigeria Limited from increasing its tariffs and the cost of its products and services scheduled for May 1, 2024.

The three-member tribunal, led by Saratu Shafii, issued the order following an ex-parte motion moved by Ejiro Awaritoma, the counsel for the applicant, Festus Onifade.

The tribunal restrained MultiChoice from implementing the planned price increase scheduled for May 1, pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice filed before it.

Shaffi ruled that MultiChoice should not take any action that could negatively impact the rights of the claimant and other consumers until the motion on notice is heard and determined.

All parties involved in the suit were directed to appear before the tribunal on May 7 at 10:00 am for the hearing and determination of the motion on notice.

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Onifade had filed the suit against MultiChoice Nigeria Ltd and the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC), seeking interim injunctions to halt the price increase scheduled for May 1.