Just In : Six Men Arrested By NAFDAC For Producing Fake Peak Milk, Injections And Documents.

NAFDAC parades men allegedly involved in producing fake beverages and injection water
– The agency also parade a syndicate who specialise in the forgery of NAFDAC numbers, certificates and documents of other government agencies

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on Tuesday, February 28, paraded a group of suspected criminals arrested by the agency.

Punch reports that while speaking in Lagos, NAFDAC’s Acting Director General, Mrs Yetunde Oni, who was represented by the Director of Enforcement, Mr. Kingsley Ejiofor, said a distributor of fake Peak Milk and a manufacturer of fake water used in mixing injections was arrested.

NAFDAC arrests five people involved in production of fake beverages
Suspects displaying sample of counterfeit products recovered from them

She also disclosed that on February 24, the Federal Task Force on Fake and Counterfeit Water Production arrested one Mr. Daniel Ezekwelu for allegedly producing fake water for injection in two compounds at Ojoto, a village near Nnewi in Anambra state.

Oni said the agency raided the premises of one Mrs. Nkiru Okoro of Ezedams Nigeria Limited located along Kilometre 16, Badagry Expressway, Ojo, allegedly being used as a base for the production, distribution and sales of suspected counterfeit alcoholic beverages.

NAFDAC arrests five people involved in production of fake beverages

She said: “During the raid, two under-aged girls were found filling and sealing the fake water for injection under Ezekwelu’s cover.

“Items recovered include plastic containers, gas cylinders and packs of the fake water for injection packed as 100 to 10m vials and labelled ‘sterilised water for injection BP’, with manufacturing date of 2015 and expiry date put at 2020, and said to be produced by Hossanna Laboratories Limited, Surrey.”

Oni said a vehicle containing several cartons of suspected counterfeit Peak Milk from the East was intercepted by the agency as it arrived Lagos by 4am on February 17.

The agency also a syndicate that specialise in forgery of NAFDAC numbers, certificates and documents of other government agencies was busted after several reports from foreign countries.
She said after investigation, it was discovered that the three cases were hatched and executed by an alleged international criminal group headed by Mr. Eze Okoronkwo, a resident of Aba, Abia State.

Oni said: “Okoronkwo had other Nigerian collaborators, Indian collaborators as well as nationals of Philippines, Tunisia, El-Salvador, the United States, Canada, Mauritania, Denmark, Mexico, Greece, Switzerland, Indonesia and Republic of South Korea, who all acted as brokers to the syndicate.

“The syndicate had collected the sum of $13,640, while there were plans to collect a further sum of $57,720.”

Meanwhile, two Chinese men, Taolung Shen and Xu Jing Yao have been arrested in Lagosfor allegedly importing fake and substandard tyres into Nigeria.

The Chinese company, Sino Nigeria Import and Export Limited’s warehouse, located in Lagos was also sealed up by Standards Organisation of Nigeria (Son).


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