The Competition and Consumer Protection (CCP) tribunal in Abuja has thrown out a suit challenging the decision of MultiChoice Nigeria Limited to hike subscription prices of its Dstv and Gotv packages.
Delivering judgment on Tuesday, a three-member panel of the tribunal, dismissed the suit for lacking merit.
Festus Onifade, a legal practitioner, had sued the company on behalf of himself and the coalition of Nigerian consumers.
While MultiChoice Nigeria Limited is the first defendant, the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) is the second respondent.
Onifade asked the tribunal to restrain the firm from hiking subscription fees for its services and other products on April 1, pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice dated and filed on March 29.
Meanwhile, the price increase has since taken effect.