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NAFDAC arrests ‘chemist’ with N1.5m worth of fake Tetanus vaccines

NAFDAC arrests ‘chemist’ with N1.5m worth of fake Tetanus vaccines

Officials of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration Control have arrested one Goodluck Nwadike in Kano for storing falsified and substandard Tetanus Vaccines.

According to the agency’s Director-General, Prof. Moji Adeyeye, Nwadike was arrested at No. 2, Mallam Kato Market, Sabon Gari, Kano.

She said that the culprit was found with Tetanus vaccines like “Absorb Dano’’ and “IP”.

“Based on information received, NAFDAC officials stormed the shop and arrested the culprit on the discovery of the drugs.

“The vaccines were found stored under poor storage conditions, in drawers in the shop. They were meant to be stored in temperatures between two degrees centigrade and eight degrees centigrade.

“The culprit confessed that he gets his supplies from Bridge Head Market, Onitsha, Anambra,’’ Adeyeye said in a statement.

Adeyeye said that the drugs were valued at N1.5 million, adding that the case was still ongoing as the drugs were being mopped up.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Kano State Commissioner of Police, Mr Wakil Muhammed, had earlier handed over intercepted fake Azithronmycin tablets and Ampiclox antibiotics caplets to the Kano NAFDAC Coordinator, Mr Shaba Mohammed.

(NAN)

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