Nigeria, Sept. 26 -- Amnesty International Nigeria has demanded the 'immediate' release of a woman arrested for claiming that a tomato paste she bought in a market tasted sugary.

The paste, Nagiko tomato mix, is manufactured by Erisco Foods Limited, Lagos.

The woman, Chioma Okoli, made the comment in a post on her Facebook page on 17 September.

She goes by the name, Chioma Egodi Jnr, on Facebook.

PREMIUM TIMES reported that Ms Okoli was arrested on Sunday by police operatives in Lagos State, South-west Nigeria and transferred to the Force Headquarters in Abuja.

Ms Okoli's arrest was instigated by the manufacturer of the tomato paste, Erisco Foods Limited, who accused her of intentionally making the post "to mislead our esteemed custo...