Justice C. J Aneke of the federal high court in Ikoyi, Lagos has granted an order of interim injunction restraining Multichoice from enforcing its planned increase in cost of the different classes of its programmes on DSTV.
The suit was filed by Adebayo Osasuyi, a DSTV subscriber/customer, at the court in Ikoyi.
The Judge stated, “That an order of interim injunction is hereby granted to the parties to maintain the status quo restraining the 1st defendant (Multichoice/DSTV) from giving effect or enforcing its planned increase in cost of the different classes of viewing or programmes bouquet, pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice.”
“That an order is hereby granted certifying the plaintiffs’ claim as a class action for themselves as individual subscribers, other corporate subscribers, distributors and retailers of the 1st defendants’ services.
“That an order is hereby granted restraining any other person whether individual or corporate from instituting any other action as may be related to the action against the defendant to prevent multiplicity of lawsuits pursuant to the appointment of the plaintiffs in the class action but may instead opt in or out of this action”.
The case has been adjourned to the 16th April 2015.