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Fake Drugs: Court remands drugs dealers in prison

by Muhammad Sani

By Ndidi Chukwu

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has remanded two drugs dealers in prison custody over alleged sale of fake drug syrup.

The accused persons, Monday Enuma and Ikechukwu Adibe were dragged to the court by the National Agency for Food, Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC), over four and five count charges respectively.

According to the charge sheet read to the accused persons in court, Enuma was arrested at 15, Club Road, in Sabon Gari‎ area of Kaduna State, while Adibe was arrested at 82, Atiken Road, Sabon Gari, Kano state.

The duo were arrested for selling fake Augmentin, Syrum, Alabukun, Septrin and Ampiclox.

The offence according to the charge signed by Samson Philip Maken from the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation is contrary to section‎ 1 (a) of the counterfeit. And fake drug and unwholesome
processed foods (Miscellaneous provision) Act, Cap C34, LFN 2004 Act and punishable under section 3(1) of the same Act.

However, both the accused persons pleaded not guilty when the charges were read to them.

In view of their statement, Prosecution Counsel, Barrister Umar Shamaki, moved for an application for their remand in prison custody.

The presiding judge, Justice Nnamdi Dimgba, granted the application and ordered the two accused persons to be remanded in prison custody.

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