The Federal High Court sitting in Ibadan per Justice Nathaniel Ayo-Emmanuel has ordered MTN to pay Mr. Oluwole Aluko the sum of ₦530,000.00 as damages for unauthorised caller tune deduction.
Mr. Aluko had sued MTN in 2016 for unlawful deduction from his MTN line for caller tunes and asked the Court to award him ₦10,000,000.00 as damages.
Justice Nathaniel in his decision held that “the plaintiff has the right to allow or reject the use of a caller tune. MTN cannot force the use of any caller tune on him or anybody because it is unlawful”. The learned Judge thereafter award a cost of ₦500,000 for the damages suffered and another ₦30,000 as cost incurred during the court process.