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NAFDAC re-arraigns man for selling unregistered custard, sugar


A 40-year-old man, Adumeta Nduka, was Tuesday
re-arraigned before a Federal High Court in Lagos,
for manufacturing and selling unregistered food

Nduka, of No. 3 Saturday Close, Salolo, Lagos-
Abeokuta Expressway, is facing a five-count charge
proffered against him by the National Agency for
Food Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC).

When he was first arraigned on Dec. 9, 2014, the
accused pleaded not guilty, and Justice John Tsoho
granted him bail in the sum of N1 million with one
surety in the like sum.

The accused then failed to show up for his trial and
a bench warrant for his arrest was issued
on September 22.

However, Tuesday, Justice Tsoho lifted the warrant
following an explanation by the defence counsel
Mr Oluwole Olusi.

The court then granted the plea of the prosecutor,
Mr Washington Adumen, for the accused to be re-

Mr. Adumen told the court that the accused
committed the offence on November 6, 2014.

He alleged that the accused manufactured Nourish
Gold Banana, Vanilla and Chocolate Custard, as
well as Falcon Refined Sugar without NAFDAC

He added that the products were packaged and
labelled at No 3, Saturday Close, Salolo in Lagos
and that the accused engaged in the sale of the
unregistered products to members of the public
contrary to the provision of the law.

The offence contravened the provision of sections
1, 5 (a), and 17 of the Food and Drugs Act, Cap. F32,
Laws of the Federation, 2004, the prosecutor said.

The accused pleaded not guilty on all counts.

Justice Tsoho ordered that the accused should
continue to enjoy the bail earlier granted him and
adjourned the case till February 9 for trial.

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