The following is a statement sent to me from GlaxoSmithKline Nigeria PLC with regard to recent reports in the Nigerian press that three of its employees have had a ten count criminal charge (number FHC/L/478C/15) filed before a Federal high court in Lagos by the Police Legal Officer from Force Criminal Investigation Department, Force Headquarters, Abuja.
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Dear Bob Fiddaman,
Thank you for your email and for bringing this matter to our attention.
It has come to our notice from the Management Team that the names mentioned below are not on suspension.
Please find herewith the response from our management team:
T. S. Dayanand (Managing Director); Jonathan Murray (Finance Director) and Uchenna Uwechia (Legal Director) of GSK Nigeria are not on suspension. No charge has been served on GSK or any of its employees to date.
We have been advised that charges contained in the publication (link embedded) are unsustainable and we are taking appropriate legal steps to address the issue.
GSK continues to take steps to ensure that its operations in Nigeria are in compliance with existing laws and regulations.
Best Regards Noah Falana. Consumer Relations Specialist GSK South Africa