A man identified as Obinna Chigbo has been arrested by The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) for producing fake injection water in Gusau, Zamfara.
Disclosing this to newsmen, NAFDAC Coordinator in the state, Hamis Yahaya, said the suspect was arrested for using borehole water to produce the fake injection water.
“The suspect was arrested on Monday in a one-bedroom apartment at Yarhanya of Tudunwada area in Gusau metropolis. The suspects was producing untreated borehole water without any form of sedimentation, filtration among others.
We confiscated eight bags of the fake products, each of the bags containing 100 package of the product, he sells each package for N500, the product is valued N400,000.
We also seized a local electrical stove he used for sealing the products.''
Yahaya added that the suspect will be handed over to the police for prosecution.
Speaking to newsmen, the suspect said he joined the illegal business to earn a living. He added that he regrets his actions.
“I regretted joining the business. I joined it not because I am happy but to take care of my family. I have been producing and selling the product for the past four years. I used to go to Dansadau, Magami and Talata Mafara to sell the product” the suspect said