Sahad Stores: FG shuts down popular supermarket in Abuja

The Federal Competition and Consumers Protection Commission (FCCPC) on Friday sealed off the popular Sahad Stores Limited located in Area 11, Garki, Abuja, over alleged stock piling, extortion, lack of transparency, misleading prices amongst others.

The operation was led by FCCPC Acting Executive Vice Chairman, Adamu Ahmed Abdullahi, led the operation, on Friday.

Before evacuating all staff from the six-storey building, the FCCPC chief executive after speaking to a representative of Sahad Stores management, interrogated the price of some goods which, unfortunately, was different from the price on the system.

Further explanation and investigation by the FCCPC enforcement team showed that there were different prices on the same goods from the same manufacturer, while some goods from the same manufacturer but different brands had the same price tag on the shelf whereas the prices in the system were different for each different brand.

Despite pleas from the management, the EVC insisted the Store must be sealed before any further plea would be listened to.

He added that a verification exercise would still have to be conducted alongside strict monitoring to ensure appropriate prices were displayed on all goods.