The Consumer Protection Council (CPC) has directed mobile telecommunication giant, MTN Communications Limited to pay N1,850,000 to one of the winners of its Ultimate Wonder Promo for lack of due diligence.
A statement endorsed by Mr Abiodun Obimuyiwa of the CPC explained that the order came on the heels of a complaint brought by Mr. Omeje Chukwuma Fidelis against the teleco that he had been underpaid after he was declared winner of N2 million in the said sales promotion held in 2012.
According to Omeje, he participated in the promo and was called through MTN line 180 on October 10, 2012 that he had won N2million in the Ultimate Wonder Promo and that on October 12 of the same year, he got a text message informing him of the presentation ceremony fixed for October 19 at the Nicon Luxury Hotel, Abuja.
The complainant said during the ceremony, he was presented with a dummy cheque of N2million with his name on it, interviewed and paraded before the media and the world as a winner of the said amount.
He recounted further that he was stunned to receive another call from MTN line 180 on November 2, 2012 that his winning was N150,000 and was thereafter given a Verve ATM card for that amount.