26-year-old fake drugs manufacturer nabbed in Bauchi

26-year-old fake drugs manufacturer nabbed in Bauchi

A 26 -year – old Victor Oguwa, a suspected fake drugs manufacturer , has been arrested by the police in Bauchi . The Police Public Relations Officer , DSP Kamal Datti , disclosed this while addressing newsmen on the arrest of some suspects in Bauchi on Saturday . He said the police acted on credible


A 26 -year – old Victor Oguwa, a suspected fake drugs manufacturer , has been arrested by the police in Bauchi .

The Police Public Relations Officer , DSP Kamal Datti , disclosed this while addressing newsmen on the arrest of some suspects in Bauchi on Saturday .

He said the police acted on credible intelligence and raided a black sport at Gwallameji area on June 13 , and arrested the suspected fake drug producer.

According to him, the police recovered 71 bottles of locally produced codeine , 30 bottles of Tutolin , one carton of ORS used for codeine productions and one pot of codeine ready for refilling .

Others include 100 empty scavenged bottles , 60 bottles top cover and 120 product name tags .

“The case is under investigation after which the suspect will be charged to court, ” Datti said.

The police spokesman said that the command would not relent in its efforts to rid the state of crimes and criminality .

However, the suspect ( Oguwu ) in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria denied manufacturing fake drugs , claiming : “I was set up to pay for those items not knowing what was inside and what is meant for.

“I paid N 140 , 000 that my friend from Onitsha asked me to pay and collect the goods before he comes from his journey.

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“Not knowing that police are coming to arrest me , in fact , I don ’ t know anything about fake drugs manufacturing , it was unfortunate he involved me in that”.

He however appealed to the police to temper justice with mercy .

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