NAFDAC Health agency nabs man who sells fake milk

The suspect, who makes N1000 per carton was arrested following a tip-off given to the health agency.

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Yetunde Oni, Acting Director-General, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration. play

Yetunde Oni, Acting Director-General, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration.

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The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), has arrested a man, Christopher Nnabuihe for selling fake milk in Cross River State.

Dr. Isaac Kolawole, the NAFDAC Coordinator in the state disclosed this in a statement released to the press.

“We have been receiving complaints of adulterated Peak milk from consumers, which made us to swing into action.

“The suspect was arrested when he was supplying the products to departmental shops. Taking such an unwholesome and questionable product may result in some form of health problems as nobody can vouch for the content of the fake product and the good hygienic practice.

“We will carry out laboratory analysis on the product.

“The agency would continue to track persons who indulge in adulteration of NAFDAC regulated products for arrest and prosecution."

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Nnabuihe gave a confession to the crime, stating that he makes a profit of N1000 from each carton of milk he sells.

“I buy the already printed (Peak Milk) 440g packs from Ariaria Relieve Market in Aba, Abia State and bring it to Calabar for refilling. I seal them up with candle light.

“One 50 kilogram of the milk will fill 27 pieces and that is two cartons and three pieces. I sell one carton of the fake Peak Milk for N6, 000 and make a profit of N1, 000 per carton.

“You can only suspect it to be counterfeit through the taste because the packaging for the fake and the original is the same."

The NAFDAC Coordinator revealed that the suspect has already been arraigned at the court. His sentencing is expected to hold on November 28, 2016.

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