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Saturday, March 5, 2016

UNN graduate jailed 7 years for manufacturing fake Drugs


A 35-year-old woman, Clara Onah, is to spend the next seven years in the Kirikiri Maximum Prison for allegedly manufacturing and selling fake drugs in Lagos State.

The sentence was handed down on Onah, a graduate of Microbiology from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, by a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, for manufacturing and selling a fake brand of 200mg of Amazon Amagyl Metronidazole tablets.
Earlier, the prosecutor, Shamaki Umar, had told the court that after her arrest, Onah deceived officials of the National Agency for Foods, Drugs Adminstration and Control (NAFDAC), by telling it that the fake drugs were manufactured in Ogun State but after taking the NAFDAC officials on a fruitless journey in search of the alleged manufacturing company, she opened up that she was the sole manufacturer of the fake drugs.
When the officials traced her to her residence at No 12, Mosalashi Street in Alagbado area of the state, they discovered items she used in manufacturing the drugs, such as weighing scales and labels.
Laboratory analysis of the confiscated drugs showed that they were fake and contained 20 rather than 200mg of Metronidazole.

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