Businessman Remanded For Selling Fake Drugs In Lagos

Businessman Remanded For Selling Fake Drugs In Lagos

By Chidinma Unigwe | Sub Editor on November 11, 2014
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A Lagos-based businessman identified as Olisaemeka Osefor, was on Monday, November 10, 2014 remanded by Justice James Tsoho of  a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos for alleged illegal importation, distribution and sale of counterfeit drugs and cosmetics products.

This was after he was arrested and charged with a four-count charge of the aforementioned crime.

It was learnt from the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, that the accused was arraigned on April 26, 2013 after various unregistered drugs and cosmetic products were found with him.

The listed adulterated products were Mycoten cream (Clotrimazole), DGF Neurogesic Greaseless ointment, Funbact A Triple Action Cream, Skineal Compound Ketoconazole Cream, Heel Balm and Imam Luxury Pressed Powder.

Besides, the Osefor was also charged with the offence of importation of an unregistered condom known as Rough Rider Studded condom.

During the hearing in the court, the prosecutor, Umar Shamaki, said that the offence was against Section 1 (a) of the Counterfeit and Fake Drug and Unwholesome Processed Foods (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act Cap LFN C34,2004.

The accused continuation of trial is expected to take place today, Tuesday, November 11, 2014, after which the fate of the accused would be determined.

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