The Inspector General of Police’s Intelligence Response Team working on credible intelligence has stormed and raided a secret suspected fake drug factory hidden in the residential Area of Ikotun in Lagos State where substantial production, packaging and distribution of suspected fake drugs to different parts of the country is being carried out.
In a statement signed by the Public Relations Officer of the Nigeria Police Force, Acting DSP Jimoh Moshood, the location of the suspected fake drug factory was given as No. 2, Okunnenye Street, Ikotun Egbe Area, Lagos State.
“The factory was raided on 13th December, 2018 by operatives of the IGP Intelligence Response Team (IRT) led by the Commander of the Unit, DCP Abba Kyari where the following suspects, Emeka Madu aka Cabara, 47 – the owner and leader of the gang operating the suspected fake drug factory, Eze Young, 26, Chijoke Umunna, 19y and Kingsley Obilo, 22, were caught and arrested in the act of producing the suspected fake drugs with the use of machines fabricated for processing, manufacturing and packaging of the suspected fake drugs”, Moshood stated.
Exhibits recovered from their possession were listed to include plastic buckets of different types of fake drugs, cartons of packed fake drugs for distribution, a vehicle being used for the distribution of the suspected fake drugs, large quantities of unprocessed chemicals and substances used in manufacturing the suspected fake drug, several Machines fabricated for processing, manufacturing and packaging of the suspected fake drug and forged pharmaceutical papers.
The Force PRO also disclosed that the suspects confessed to the crime and admitted to the various criminal roles they played in the processing, manufacturing and packaging of suspected fake drug.
“Investigation is ongoing and efforts being intensified to arrest the other suspects still at large. All suspects will be arraigned in court on completion of investigation’, Moshood stated.