What Chioma Okoli lost to Erisco

What Chioma Okoli lost to Erisco

Fnally Chioma Okoli has been granted bail after nearly a year’s witch haunt from Erisco Tomato Boss.

Here are the bail conditions:

1. Bail in the sum of 5 Million.
2. ⁠Two sureties in like sum.
3. ⁠One of the sureties should be the spouse or blood relatives.
4. ⁠Two passport photographs
5. ⁠Chioma to deposit her International Passport with the Court (if any).

 

Chioma Okoli also lost her pregnancy due to the psychological trauma experienced, following the bullying from Erisco tomato.

 

She was arrested in September 2023 for saying their Nagiko tomato paste was too sugary.

Since then she’s been in between detention and courts on allegations of Cybercrimes. Of which she has pled, not guilty.

 

Following social outrage leading to reduction in sales, Erisco were forced to redesign and rename their Nagiko Tomato paste.

Now, a coalition of 300 women groups have officially announced a total boycott of the brands product.

 

The coalition of over 300 women organisations under the aegis of Womanifesto has called on all Nigerian women to boycott all products of Erisco Foods Limited with immediate effect.

The demand is sequel to the continuous incarceration of Tomato Paste reviewer, Chioma Okoli following a complaint by the CEO of Erisco Foods, Eric Omeofia, in 2023.

 

Womanifesto in a statement by the Executive Director of Women Advocates and Research Documentation Centre (WARDC), Dr. Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi and other signatories on behalf of the over 300 women organizations also called on the government to come to the aid of Chioma as its silence is deafening and “loudly telling us that we the consumers cannot voice our opinions about goods we purchase with our hard earned money.’

 

Other signatories included Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, Women Aid Collective (WACOL), ActionAid Nigeria, Baobab for Women’s Human Rights, Christian Women in Nigerian Politics, Christian Association of Nigeria, Women’s Wing (WOWICAN), 100 Women Lobby Group (100WLG), Federation of Muslim Women Association in Nigeria (FOMWAN), Nigerian Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ), National Centre for Women Development (NCWD), National Council of Women Societies (NCWS), Women In Politics Forum (WiPF), Nigerian Women Trust Fund (NTWF) and Nasrul – Lahi-L- Faith Society (NASFAT).

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