Tasty Time Nigeria Limited, a Lagos-based manufacturer of fruit flavoured drinks has denied any responsibility or support for the misuse of its products and has warned the public against using some of its products for substance abuse.
The warning follows a recent arrest by the police in Lagos of some youths who were alleged to be involved in cultism and substance abuse.
The company said its premium Tasty Time Ready to mix Blackcurrant is not in any way associated with the infamous ‘Scoochies’.
In a statement signed by the company’s legal counsel, Ife Ajayi, the firm said it does not produce alcoholic or intoxicating substances and warned the youth against using the company’s products for wrong purposes.
“The attention of Tasty Time Company has been drawn to a media campaign aimed at evoking negative perception towards one of its leading products in the market.
“During the parade of some arrested cultists in Lagos last week, police authorities had displayed Tasty Time Mix to Drink Blackcurrant product container and referred to it as ‘Scoochies’