Lagos police nab maker of fake wine, alcohol

Police in Lagos State have arrested a suspected manufacturer of adulterated alcoholic beverages and liquors.

The suspect, Benjamin Ojukwu, 53, who was arrested by police operatives from the Area D command in Mushin, was paraded by the state commissioner of police, Imohimi Edgal.

Edgal said Ojukwu’s arrest would reduce death occasioned by adulterated beverages, adding that the suspect was apprehended at 56 Market Road, Ojuwoye, Mushin, on March 30.

But the suspect denied adulteration of those exotic drinks, insisting that he bought them from the market.

Ojukwu, who said he was a trained in wine manufacturing, blamed the federal government and the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) for his travails.

He claimed to have been trained in Taiwan to manufacture wine, and on arrival in Nigeria, used the money made from Taiwan to set up a wine factory in Nnewi.

Ojukwu said NAFDAC issues his company with registration number to produce Lion Abel gin.

He explained that his trouble started after four years of operating the company with 11 workers, when an electrical spark from a pole razed the factory and was left with nothing and went into manufacturing of other brands to survive.

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