In Abuja Trader docked for allegedly selling adulterated product

Auhioboh said that two cartoons of the suspected adulterated product were also recovered from the accused.

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A 32-year-old trader, Omih Friday, was on Friday arraigned in a Karmo Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja for allegedly selling adulterated hypo product.

The defendant is standing trial on a one-count charge of absence items.

The defendant, a resident of Utako market, Abuja pleaded not guilty to the offence.

Earlier, the prosecutor, Florence Auhioboh, told the court that one Samuel Peters of Multi pro-consumer production Ltd, Kagini junction, Kubwa Abuja, reported the matter at the Utako Police Station on March 27.

Auhioboh said that the complainant alleged that on March 23, he bought a cartoon of hypo from the defendant at the rate of N4, 000 as against of N4, 300, adding that he later discovered that the product he purchased was adulterated.

Auhioboh said that during police investigation, two cartoons of the suspected adulterated product were also recovered from the accused.

The prosecutor also said that the offence contravened Section 202 of the Penal Code.

The counsel to the defendant, Isaac Mathew, applied for the bail of the accused and assured the court that Omih would not the jump bail.

The Judge, Alhaji Abubakar Sadiq, granted the accused bail in the sum of N30, 000 and one surety in like sum.

Sadiq said that the surety must reside within the jurisdiction of the court and adjourned the case till May 8 for hearing.

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