NAFDAC seals off 2 shops, seizes goods worth millions of Naira in Benin

Operatives of  the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC),  has sealed off two shops and seized products worth millions of Naira suspected to be counterfeited and fake in Benin City,   the Edo State, on Thursday.

The team of the  agency’s officers in company of  mobile policemen and journalists, led by the Director of Investigation and Enforcement and chairman, Taskforce on Counterfeit and Fake Drugs and Unwholesome regulated  Products, Mr Ejiofor Kingsley, stormed the Mission Road in Oredo Local government  Area of  the  state, to conduct inspection on assorted drinks, with many marketers scrambling to prove authenticity of their products to avoid arrest.

The team conducted series of tests on different wines and other assorted drinks, which eventually led to the  closure of two shops belonging to one Mrs Oluchi  Peters and another unidentified, who had fled before the arrival of NAFDAC team.

In a chat with journalists, Mr Ejiofor, during the operation, said  NAFDAC as a law enforcement agency, owe it to the public to protect and preserve lives, stressing that the number of fake goods in the market shouldn’t be on the increase.