The operatives of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested four suspects for allegedly producing adulterated Dettol disinfectant and Air Wick air freshener in Okokomaiko community, Lagos Mainland.
According to the Police, the suspects – Francis Ume, Chidubem Ache, Peter Ume, and Ejike Jacob were arrested yesterday, Wednesday, December 5, 2018, in the area.
It was learnt that the Divisional Police Officer in charge of the Okokomaiko Police Station, CSP Aliyu Lukman, acting on a tip-off, mobilised his operatives to the suspects’ operational base and arrested them.
During the arrest, a truck loaded with cartons of the adulterated disinfectant and air freshener valued at N7m was also recovered from the suspects, the Police said.
While parading the suspects, the State Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, said; “The Divisional Police Officer in charge of Okomaiko Police Station, CSP Aliyu Lukman, following a tip-off, which turned out to be credible intelligence, was able to monitor the activities of these four suspects and in the process, discovered that they had rented an apartment where they were manufacturing these products. After manufacture, they bottled them and pushed them into the market as original.
“We have impounded a lorry load of the fake items estimated at N7m. I urge everybody to be vigilant when they go to the market. And that is why most of the manufacturers of products usually tell members of the public to look out for certain trademarks or NAFDAC approval when they buy their products.”
Meanwhile, the police boss added that investigation was ongoing and that the suspects were still being interrogated.