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Thursday, 10 September 2015

NAFDAC Arrest Man With Fake Drugs Worth N40million In Asaba

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), has arrested a man named Paul Osita Eli in his home with assorted counterfeit drugs worth over N40 million. The raid took place in Asaba, the Delta State capital.

The suspect, who was identified as Paul Osita Eli, was arrested in the early hours of Monday at Number 2, Charles Edozien Avenue, Asaba, where he was reportedly packaging the counterfeit drugs with mobile authentication number to make it look genuine.

The drugs found in his three-bedroom apartment where he operates from included Maloxine, Lumatem (anti-malaria drugs), LOFNAC, Buscomac and Rysovin alongside already printed mobile authentication numbers.

Paul Eli, who claimed to be a graduate of Management Science from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, while speaking with newsmen, said he had been in the business for over one year, adding that he did the packaging of the drugs after receiving them from his business associate, whom he simply named as Achubuike in Lagos.

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