The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control has
arrested a 56-year-old man, Christopher Nnabuihe, for selling faked Peak
The suspect, who lives at 42, Cameroun Road in Calabar, Cross River State, has confessed to the crime.
NAFDAC statement made available to Southern City News on Tuesday quoted
Nnabuihe as confessing that he procured cheap powdered milk and branded
and branded it as Peak Milk, which is more expensive.
buy the already printed (Peak Milk) 440g packs from Ariaria Relieve
Market in Aba, Abia State and bring it to Calabar for refilling. I seal
them up with candle light.
50 kilogram of the milk will fill 27 pieces and that is two cartons and
three pieces. I sell one carton of the fake Peak Milk for N6,000 and
make a profit of N1,000 per carton.
can only suspect it to be counterfeit through the taste because the
packaging for the fake and the original is the same,” he was quoted as
The Cross River State Coordinator of NAFDAC, Dr. Isaac Kolawole, said the agency acted on a tip-off to arrest Nnabuihe.
have been receiving complaints of adulterated Peak milk from consumers,
which made us to swing into action. The suspect was arrested when he
was supplying the products to departmental shops.
such an unwholesome and questionable product may result in some form of
health problems as nobody can vouch for the content of the fake product
and the good hygienic practice. We will carry out laboratory analysis
on the product,” he said.
warned that the agency would continue to track persons who indulge in
adulteration of NAFDAC regulated products for arrest and prosecution.
said the prosecution of Nnabuihe had commenced at a Magistrate’s Court
in Calabar while judgment had been fixed for November 28, 2016.