The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPA) on Wednesday sealed a two story building, housing Med Contour/ Body Contour Specialists, a plastic surgery outfit in Lagos over poor service delivery.
Mr Babatunde Irukera, Director-General, FCCPA who led the team said the raid became pertinent over several complaints of unprofessional, misleading and potentially injurious services.
“We have received complaints and dissatisfaction from some people who may have been injured by the activities of the outfit.
“Essentially, the allegations are that outfit engages in conduct considered otherwise unprofessional, misleading and potentially injurious, including resulting in possible fatalities.
“We have credible information that they are performing cosmetics surgical procedures in a manner that is inconsistent with law,” he said.
The FCCPC Boss tasked the outfit to respond to allegations levelled against it on or before close of business on 29th April 2020.
“Accordingly, the FCCPC hereby, and by this notice informs Med Contour that it has immediately commenced an investigation pursuant to the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Act (FCCPA).
“In addition, Section 18(4), 32, and 33 make provisions with respect to the powers and processes of the FCCPC in conducting investigations.
“The scope of the investigation is pursuant to sections 17(s), (t), (x), (y) and 130 which prohibit obnoxious practices, require services to be safe and for the Commission to act to reduce risk of injury to consumers, as well as ensure services comply with applicable standards of care.
“Sections 123, 124 and 125 prohibit making misleading statements, issuing guaranties or statements about the efficacy skills or probable outcomes with respect to services that are untested or scientifically unproven, and Sections 127, 128 and 129 prohibit unfair or unreasonable contract terms, exclusion, or waiver of legitimate liability for prevailing standards of care.”
Irukera advised Med-Contour to provide the information under section 32, 33, 36 and 113 of the FCCPA, in furtherance of investigation on or before close of business on 29th April 2020.
Our correspondent reports that the two story building, housing the outfit which is Lekki Phase 1, Lagos was being run by a Dr. Anu Fella.