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NAFDAC Dismantles Illegal Alcohol Factory in Badagry

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The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has demolished an illicit alcohol factory in the Badagry area of Lagos.

The Nigerian Army's 15 Field Engineering Regiment assisted NAFDAC officials in closing the factory on Sunday.

NAFDAC’s Resident Media Consultant, Sayo Akintola, said the factory was owned by Chinedu Okafor, who produced the beverages from his home on 24, MTN Road, Badagry.

“Okafor’s suspicious activities caught the attention of the Nigerian Army, leading to his arrest and subsequent handover to NAFDAC officers at the Ports Inspection Directorate, Seme Border,” Akintola said in a statement.

“Upon inspection, officers evacuated all equipment and materials used in the production of illicit drinks, and effectively shut down the illegal factory.

“Investigations revealed that Okafor’s longstanding involvement in criminal activities has compromised regulated alcohol drinks in the area,” he said.

The suspect will be charged in court.


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