A producer and distributor of fake alcoholic drink has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command.
The suspect identified as Emmanuel Nwodu, 38, of Fagba, Iju, Lagos was arrested for producing and distributing fake alcoholic drinks in the state.
A statement released by the state police command’s spokesperson, CSP Chike Oti, states that the suspect was arrested by a team of police officers led by the Divisional Police Officer, Pen Cinema Division, SP Pius Edobor, along Mosalashi market, Sango Agege, with two cartons of alcoholic drinks suspected to be adulterated. On interrogation, the suspect confessed that he produces the drinks in his one room shop at Mosalashi market, Agege.
He later led operatives to the said shop at Mosalashi market where he concoct the drinks. A search warrant was executed and the following items were recovered therein: two 30 litres of chemical suspected to be ethanol, two cartons of Elders Aromatic Schnapps suspected to be fake, fifty one (51) small bottles of Chelsea dry gin suspected to be fake, thirty-five (35) pieces of Chelsea cork, five(5) labels of Lords, Chelsea and Elders alcoholic drinks.
The suspect was charged to court yesterday.
See photo of the suspect below;
Recall that on April 3, 2018, at Ajuwon market, Mushin, the Command arrested and prosecuted a 55-year-old trader, Benjamin Ojukwu, involved in the production and distribution of fake wine and alcoholic drinks. Also, on April 11, 2018, the Commissioner of police, CP Edgal Imohimi, led operatives to arrest the owners of an illegal brewery, valued over one hundred and twenty million Naira (N120,000,000.00) where fake stout and malt drinks were produced at Igbogbo Bayeku area of Ikorodu. The factory was subsequently closed by the authorities.