The Standards Organization of Nigeria SON, with its full force have just apprehended two Chinese men for allegedly importing fake tyres into the country.
The two Chinese men identified as Taolung Shen and Xu Jing Yau reportedly brought the substandard tyres which could cause ghastly motor accidents into Nigeria by stuffing them into one another.
The Director General of SON, Anthony Aboloma, said the seizure followed a tip-off from a whistle-blower.
According to PUNCH, the suspects, churned out the substandard tyres into the Nigerian market under brand names such as Powertrac, Aptany, Harmony, Duraturn, Bearway, City Tour, Winda, Glory, Chachland, City Grand, Grandsonte and Sunny.
“Sometimes as many as five tyres were stuffed into one and the tyres would have bent and ruptured in several places, thereby looking weak and slack. But the Chinese adorned the tyres with new labels and shinny linings to create the impression of being new and healthy,” SON said.
Some of the tyres found in the warehouse had post-dated manufacturing dates.