Chemist Arrested For ‘Storing’ Fake Vaccines


The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration Control (NAFDAC), have arrested one Goodluck Nwadike in Kano State, for storing substandard Tetanus Vaccines valued at N1.5 million.

According to Professor Moji Adeyeye, the agency’s Director-General,  Nwadike was arrested at No. 2, Mallam Kato Market, Sabon Gari.

She said the culprit was found with Tetanus vaccines such as “Absorb Dano’’ and “IP”.

“Based on information received, NAFDAC officials stormed the shop and arrested the culprit on discovery of the drugs.

“The vaccines were found stored under poor storage conditions, in drawers in the shop. They were meant to be stored in temperatures between two degrees centigrade and eight degrees centigrade.

“The culprit confessed that he gets his supplies from Bridge Head Market, Onitsha, Anambra,’’ Adeyeye said in a statement.

Wakil Muhammed, the Kano State Commissioner of Police, had earlier handed over intercepted fake Azithronmycin tablets and Ampiclox antibiotics caplets to the agency’s coordinator in the state, Shaba Mohammed.

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