By Taiwo Oluwadare
The National Agency for Food, Drugs Administration and Control(NAFDAC) on Thursday sealed six
shops at the Agbeni market in Ibadan for selling counterfeit drugs, wines and other food products.
The Chief Regulatory Officer of the agency at the department of Investigation and Enforcement Directorate, Mr. Ake Ayodele Paul led the team on the operation.
Three of the six shops were patent medicine stores, dealing in counterfeit and controlled drugs, two were sealed for selling counterfeit wines, while one was sealed for selling unregistered vegetable oil.
Among the shops sealed were AroBoston Medicine Store, Yah Lateef Medicine Stores, Oland Ventures, Kenyem Wine Store and Kunle Wine Store.
Fake Red Label and Andre wine were among the products seized.
Paul said that other shops affected are patent shops not registered to sell certain drugs called OTC. The shops were caught selling products like injections without having knowledge of right prescription.
He however advised consumers to always check if the products they are buying are registered or not. He explained that any vegetable oil that is not registered by NAFDAC is not consumable.