Two Chinese men, Taolung Shen and Xu Jing Yao have been arrested and their company,Sino Nigeria Import and Export Limited’s warehouse in Lagos have been sealed by the Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON) for their involvement in
the importation of fake and substandard tyres worth N5 billion into the country
According to SON, The suspects posed the substandard tyres into the Nigerian market under brand names such as Powertrac, Aptany, Harmony, Duraturn, Bearway, City Tour, Winda, Glory, Chachland, City Grand, Grandsonte and Sunny.
Director-General of SON, Osita Aboloma, showed newsmen round the warehouse at Alakija area on Badagry Road in Lagos at the weekend, He said,
”The SON Directorate of Compliance intercepted one of their trucks on the highway, tracked it and then this. You can see the amount of danger that these people are posing to our people and our economy just because they want to make huge profit at the expense of the lives of Nigerians”
“we acted on the intelligence we received from well-meaning Nigerians. This was achieved as a result of inter-agency collaboration. The glory is not for SON alone.