The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has arrested a kingpin behind the supply of fake insecticides in Port Harcourt.
Mr Cyril Monye, NAFDAC’ Public Relations Officer announced this in a statement in Abuja last Monday. He explained that one Ebuka Ugwuanyi was arrested while 110 cartons of the product worth more than two million naira were recovered.
Furthermore, he said that the Rivers office of NAFDAC recorded the milestone, after a successful raid and mop up of fake ‘Read A Dream’ insecticide in Port Harcourt. He added that the fake insecticide is a clone of the original but with questionable active ingredients which was described to be foamy and watery.
“The raid was sequel to a tip-off which made NAFDAC officials swing into action, visiting some part of Port Harcourt metropolis including Mile 1 Market, Diobu. One of the arrested hawkers along Aba Road lead NAFDAC officials to a residential building at No. 38 Iguruta Road, Rumukurushi, Port Harcourt. That was where a major breakthrough was made and 110 cartons of the product, worth more than two million naira were recovered in a two-bedroom apartment,” he said.
Lastly, he added that the fake product had been evacuated to NAFDAC’s Zonal Office at Woji Road in GRA Phase II, Port Harcourt.