Nigeria News | Navy Hands over Unregistered Cocoa Factory and Suspect to NAFDAC

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Last week, the Nigerian Navy in Lagos handed over a suspect and an unregistered cocoa beverage factory to the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control.

The Flag Officer Commanding, Western Naval Command, Rear Admiral Oladele Daji represented by Commander NNS WEY, Commodore Uduak Ibanga, handed over the suspect alongside the items to NAFDAC at Nigerian Navy Ship WEY in Lagos.

Daji reportedly said that the suspect was caught producing unregistered cocoa beverage named Belling Chokovita.

Daji reportedly said that “the suspect was caught by NNS WEY security patrol team at 01:30hrs on Sunday November 17 in his factory at Mammy market, Navy Town, Ojo. The following items recovered from the suspect’s illegal factory are 10 cartons x 12 pieces of finished products, 152 pieces of unpacked products”.

Other items are 23 bags of grounded cocoa powder and seven bags of Calcium Carbonate Power, Daji reportedly said.

Commodore Ibanga advised Nigerians to purchase only NAFDAC registered products and to always check the manufacturing or production and expiry dates of products before consumption.

He expressed deep commitment on the Navy to continue carrying out this task and the cooperation of the general public is solicited.

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