My Pikin: Convicts Seek Bail Pending Appeal


Two managers of Barewa Pharmarceutical Company, Adeyemo Abiodun and Egbele Austine Eremosele, convicted for producing adulterated My Pikin teething mixture, have approached a federal high court in Lagos urging the court to admit them to bail pending the hearing on the appeal they have filed against their conviction.

In addition, the convicts averred that they are seriously sick, therefore they are in dire need of medical attention.

In an application filed before the court by their counsel, Mr Osaro Egbobamien, SAN,the convicts are urging the court to admit them to bail as their ground of appeal raise substantial issues.

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However, NAFDAC in a counter affidavit, opposed their application on the ground that there are medical facilities in the prison to attend to their medical need.

NAFDAC also stated that the convicts have no chance of succeeding in their appeal against their conviction in view of the overwhelming evidence that led to their conviction.

—Akin Kuponiyi

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