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NAFDAC Arrest Five Over Fake Cosmetics Sales In Abuja

The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has arrested five persons for selling counterfeit cosmetics on Wednesday in Abuja.

The arrest was made at the Garki and Wuse axis, during an enforcement to curb substandard goods.

Speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria after the enforcement, Mr Embugushiki-Musa Godiya, NAFDAC Head of Investigation and Enforcement, Federal Taskforce, said that the arrested persons would be investigated.

Godiya said that NAFDAC would work to ensure that fake cosmetics and other counterfeit products were completely wiped out of the country.

He said that the agency had been investigating some of these counterfeit cosmetics, following an intelligence report, adding that some of these products were illegally imported into the country, despite security at the border.

“NAFDAC is present in all the ports of entry of the country, but with the nature of our borders, these smugglers will always find a way to beat the system that the government had put in place.

“That is why if they escape from the port or borders, we go to the market and all the places, gather intelligence reports, go after them and confiscate these products for possible prosecution,” Godiya said.

He said that the market value of the seized cosmetics is N35 million, adding that NAFDAC would continue investigation into the issue, to unravel the level of involvement of the suspects.

Godiya said that after the investigation, the agency’s management would take regulatory action, which probably may be the prosecution of those suspects for the crime committed.

He called on Nigerians to collaborate with NAFDAC to fight counterfeit products in the country.

NAN

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