SON apprehend syndicate cloning made-in-Nigeria cables

Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) in its ongoing campaign to protect registered brand, has nabbed a syndicate that specialized in cloning of certified made in Nigeria cables in Lagos.

The agency’s Director General, Osita Aboloma, said the syndicate was located in Ojo, Alaba area of Lagos.

The syndicate, according to him, specialized in importing unregistered and substandard cable brands like Verginity, New Age and Sunrise which were then re-rolled, rebranded and repackaged as certified made in Nigeria cable brands and sold to unsuspecting consumers

The operation was carried out by a combined team of the Special Protection Unit of the Nigeria Police attached to SON, operatives of the Force Criminal Investigation Department in Lagos and officials of SON Inspectorate and Compliance Directorate.

About 2,647 bags of cables waiting to be cloned, 22 bags, 5 cartons and 270 coils of already cloned cables and two re-rolling and rebranding equipment were evacuated from the premises.

Two culprits caught in the process of cloning the certified made in Nigeria cables were arrested at the scene and are helping Police investigation.

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