The National Agency for Food, Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) said it has arrested a 56 year- old -man, Christopher Nnabuihe, alleged to have specialized in producing and selling fake peak powdered milk.
A statement issued in Port Harcourt by the South-South zonal Public Relations Officer of the agency, Mr Cyril Monye, and made available to The AUTHORITY, said Nnabuihe who resides at 42, Cameroun Road, Calabar, Cross River state, had confessed to refilling 440grams (promotion pack) of peak powdered milk with another cheaper brand of milk product which he claimed to have bought in large pack of 50kg.
According to the statement, the suspect confessed that he buys the already printed empty 440g packs from Ariaria Relief Market Aba, Abia State from where he takes them to Calabar for refilling and there after seal them with candle light techniques.
According to him, “one 50kg of the milk fills 27 sachets (two cartons and three sachets), and I sell one carton of the fake Peak Milk at N6000 and make a profit of N1, 000 per carton.”
According to statement Nnabuihe further confessed that “you can only suspect it to be fake from the taste as the packaging of the fake and original appear the same”
The statement quoted the NAFDAC Coordinator in Cross River State, Dr. Isaac Kolawole, as saying said that he has received several complaints of adulterated peak milk from members of the public.which made the agency to swing into action leading to the arrest of the suspect.
The state Coordinator warned that hard time awaits those who indulge in adulteration of NAFDAC regulated products as the agency will come down hard on them.