The operatives of the Lagos State Police Command have apprehended one Ifeanyi Udeh, a wine producer in Agbowa community, Ikorodu, Lagos Mainland, for allegedly producing drinks without adequate approval.
The suspect, however, claims the products are not harmful as he also consumes them.
While parading the suspect yesterday, Monday, October 8, 2018, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, said; “He was producing the wines in his one-room apartment without getting the right approval from the concerned authority.”
Udeh who pleaded for forgiveness admitted committing the offence saying; “I would have gotten NAFDAC approval but because I could not afford it, so I decided to do little business to raise money to get the approval.
“The drinks are not harmful, I also drink it and nothing happens to us. The only mistake I made is by not getting the approval, if I am forgiven on this, I will do the right thing and do the business in a legal way.
“I don’t have the means to produce the wines in a big form, so I was doing it in my room. I was arrested while trying to distribute the ones I made.”
The suspect was remanded in custody of the Police as further investigation continues.