Expired Drugs Seized in Lagos: Two Arrested for Alleged Expiry Date Tampering

 Expired Drugs Seized in Lagos: Two Arrested for Alleged Expiry Date Tampering

*Lagos, 4th February 2024*

Lagos police arrest two with 70 cartons of expired drugs

In a recent operation, officers from the Okokomaiko Division of the Lagos State Police Command intercepted a Volkswagen LT bus loaded with seventy cartons of expired drugs, leading to the arrest of two suspects. Benjamin Hundeyin, the command's Public Relations Officer, shared details of the operation in a statement via his X handle on Sunday.

The interception took place at Afromedia around 5:40 pm, where officers, during a routine search, discovered the suspicious vehicle containing seventy cartons of Feed Fine Cyproheptadine Caplets 4g, all marked with an expiry date of 2016.

The occupants of the bus, identified as Augustine Egemoye (60) and Innocent Eremosele (35), reportedly confessed that they were transporting the expired drugs to an individual in Alaba. Their purported plan was to change the expiry dates before transporting the drugs to Port Harcourt for sale.

Hundeyin stated, "The two occupants of the vehicle, Augustine Egemoye 'm' aged 60, and Innocent Eremosele 'm' aged 35 confessed they were taking the expired drugs to somebody in Alaba who would change the expiry dates and thereafter proceeded with the drugs to Port-Harcourt to be sold."

As of now, the suspects, along with the seized drugs and the vehicle, are in custody. Authorities are actively pursuing the arrest of the drugs' owner, the individual involved in altering expiry dates, and any other individuals implicated in the case.

This incident draws parallels with a similar event in August 2023 when the Kano State Police Command confiscated 820 cartons of suspected fake and expired drugs at Mallam Kato Market in the Fagge Local Government Area of the state.

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