THREE NIGERIANS ARRESTED FOR THE SALE OF UNREGISTERED PRODUCTS
Three Nigerian were on Tuesday, 31st October, 2017, arrested in Accra by a team of officers from the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) and the Nima Police Station for importing, distributing and selling unregistered and suspected counterfeit pharmaceutical products. They have meanwhile been arraigned before court.
The three, Francis Chucks, Chinedu Aka and Izuchuku Morris, who were offering for sale unregistered Mifabon, Postinor 2, T-Paractin and Rophynol were arrested at the Okaishie Drugs Lang following an investigation by the FDA through information gathered on social media where one of the suspects, Francis Chucks, was advertising for sale these unregistered products.
The FDA’s undercover officer as a result, contacted Francis Chucks on telephone to place an order for the products. He was subsequently arrested with the assistance of the Police when he attempted to supply.
The second suspect, Chinedu Aka, was arrested in his bid to supply Francis Chucks with additional ten (10) packs of the Mifabon.
After interrogating Aka, he led the team of investigators to the place where these unregistered products were stored. The third suspect, Izuchuku Morris was also arrested at the premises where the products were being stored.
Further investigations have revealed that Chinedu Aka imported these unregistered products and other counterfeit products through the Aflao border whereas Francis Chucks advertised, distributed and offered for sale, these unregistered products.
The suspects are have been arraigned before court and are still in police custody assisting awaiting their ability to meet the bail requirements given by the court.
Meanwhile, the FDA would continue to monitor the media including the social media to unravel such fictitious activities.