NAFDAC Arraigns Two Accused Persons for Selling Fake Drugs

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August 6, 2016 – The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC), recently arraigned two Accused Persons, Monday Enuma and Ikechukwu Adibe, before a Federal High Court, over the alleged sale of fake drugs in Abuja. The drugs included fake Alabukun, Ampiclox, Augmentin, and Septrin.

According to the Complaint, the charges are contrary to Section‎ 1 (a) of the Counterfeit and Fake Drug and Unwholesome Processed Foods (Miscellaneous Provision) Act, Cap C34, LFN 2004 and are punishable under section 3(1) of the Act.

Speaking about the charges filed against the accused persons, NAFDAC’s Director of Special Duties, Mr. Abubakar Jimoh, said the accused persons, were arraigned on four and five-count charges respectively and they both pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Counsel to NAFDAC, Mr. Umar Shamaki moved an application for the remand of the accused persons. The application was granted by Justice Nnamdi Dimgba, sitting at the Federal High Court in Abuja.

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