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Erisco Food: Police insists on prosecuting Chioma Egodi, says no sentiment in law 

The Nigerian police have reiterated their decision to prosecute Chioma Egodi, alleging her online commentary on Erisco Foods Limited’s tomato paste violates the Cybercrime Act of 2015. 

Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the police spokesperson, made this statement on Thursday, advising Egodi to cease bail jumping and submit to the judicial process for resolution. 

According to the police, initial investigations have revealed significant evidence suggesting Mrs. Chioma’s involvement in breaking existing laws, especially concerning the appropriate use of cyberspace. 

Egodi had in a Facebook post on September 17, 2023, claimed she bought Nagiko Tomato Mix, a product of Erisco Foods, the previous day, and that it tasted too much sugar. She said she had intended to purchase her regular brands, Gino or Sonia, but they were not readily available. 

Her post generated reactions and forced the management of the company to involve the police through a petition to Kayode Egbetokun, the Inspector General of Police.  

She was arrested initially but was later released on bail conditions.  

Adejobi noted: