15th July, 2010
National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control, (NAFDAC) has amended charges against Ukogu Tochuckwu Donatus and Nnaji Edwin Nnaji Chukwu, owners of Divine Favour Overseas Limited and ED Worr Biz Concerns Limited respectively.
In the new charge at the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria,where earlierÂ Donatus and Chukwudi charged with their companies,Â they were accused of importing fake drugs into the country.
Fake drugs allegedly imported to the country by the accused and their companies include 960 cartons of Maloxin tablets, 196 cartons of Amalar tablets, which were in 346,000 and 294,000 sachets respectively.
According to the NAFDAC, the fake drugs, which were to have been brought in from China, only had an active ingredient called Sulfadioxine.
The charge is said to be contrary to Section 1 (a), CD (c), 1 (ii) (a) of the counterfeit and fake drugs and unwholesome processed food (Miscellaneous provision) Act cap C 34, Laws of Federation of Nigeria 2004 and it is punishable under section 3 (1) (a) and (2) of the same act.
Though the accused have been granted bail, the case is to resume for continuation of trial after the resumption from vacation.