The Acting DG, who spoke through through the Director Investigation and Enforcement, Mr. Kingsley Ejiofor, said: “During interrogation, one of the suspects arrested in the company claimed that the product was duly registered with NAFDAC and even tendered registration certificate to the investigators.
Addressing a press conference in Lagos, at the weekend, the Acting Director-General of NAFDAC, Mrs. Yetunde Oluremi Oni, said the arrests were made following an intelligence report by the agency’s Pharmacovigilance and Post-Marketing Surveillance Directorate on a facility suspected to be producing a herbal medicine using fake NAFDAC registration number.
“Mr. Yahaya, in collaboration with two others, Mr. Abubakar Ibrahim a.k.a Lamido and Idris Adamu (Prime Suspect), Mr. Idris Adamu, based in Sokoto, was said to have designed the NAFDAC certificate using a computer, printed and way billed it to Mr. Abubakar Ibrahim, a.k.a Lamido, in Kaduna, who filled all necessary information and signed. He further confessed to have received N100, 000.00 from the N150, 000.00 given by the client”.