A man, Akintunde Smith, was on Tuesday arraigned before a Federal High Court in Lagos for allegedly producing fake Kasapreko Alomo Bitters.
In the charge sheet numbered FHC/L/20c/15 before the court, the NAFDAC prosecutor, Umar Shamaki, alleged that Smith committed the offence on or about January 15, 2015 at No. 8, Omotara Street, Aguda, Lagos.
Smith was slammed with three counts in relation to the offence which, according to Shamaki, was contrary to section 1 of the Food, Drugs and Related Products (Registration) Act, Cap F33, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 and punishable under section 6 (1) of the same Act.
The offence, the prosecutor added, was also contrary to section 1 (a) of the Unwholesome Processed Foods (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, Cap C34, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 and punishable under section 3 (1) (a) of the same Act.
Shamaki said that by labelling the product as Kasapreko Alomo Bitters, in a manner that was false, Smith had also violated section 5 (a) of the Food and Drugs Act, Cap F32, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 and was liable to be punished under section 17 (1) of the same Act.
But Smith, who appeared without a Lawyer, maintained that he was not guilty of the offence.