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NAFDAC Busts Forgery Syndicate Linked To Indians, Mexicans - Punch by NewsPoacher: 7:15am On Mar 01, 2017
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Published March 1, 2017

Anna Okon

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control says it has arrested some members of a syndicate who specialise in the forgery of NAFDAC numbers, certificates and documents of other government agencies.

Disclosing this to the media in Lagos on Tuesday, the Acting Director-General, NAFDAC, Mrs. Yetunde Oni, who was represented by the Director of Enforcement, Mr. Kingsley Ejiofor, said among the documents recovered from the suspects were certificate of registration bearing forged signature of the acting DG of NAFDAC; documents from government agencies, including the Corporate Affairs Commission, Federal Inland Revenue Service, Federal Ministry of Justice and Federal High Court; as well as a payment verification form from a non-existent Barclays Bank.

Oni said the discovery was made after the agency investigated complaints from three countries about some Nigerians who posed as NAFDAC employees to process registration documents for intending importers of regulated products.

Complaints were received from the High Commission of Nigeria in New Delhi, India on behalf of a firm called Bharti Phosphates, a German manufacturer of pet food supplement and one Mr. Akeem from Tunisia, who wanted to confirm whether he should pay money to a company in Nigeria called Samjoe Ventures for the registration and shipment of 5,000 metric tonnes of calcium carbonate.

She said after investigation, it was discovered that the three cases were hatched and executed by an alleged international criminal group headed by Mr. Eze Okoronkwo, a resident of Aba, Abia State.

Oni said, “Okoronkwo had other Nigerian collaborators, Indian collaborators as well as nationals of Philippines, Tunisia, El-Salvador, the United States, Canada, Mauritania, Denmark, Mexico, Greece, Switzerland, Indonesia and Republic of South Korea, who all acted as brokers to the syndicate.

“The syndicate had collected the sum of $13,640, while there were plans to collect a further sum of $57,720.”

The NAFDAC DG added that the group sourced for brokers with dollar or euro account with a promise that the broker would be entitled to 30 per cent or 40 per cent of the proceeds of the venture.

“They contact the companies thereafter through their known websites. (E.g. European Union Distributors website). The victim is then gradually fleeced, while being presented with fake documents,” she added.

In a related development, the agency paraded a distributor of fake Peak Milk and a manufacturer of fake water used in mixing injections, while disclosing that it had raided the premises of one Mrs. Nkiru Okoro of Ezedams Nigeria Limited located along Kilometre 16, Badagry Expressway, Ojo, allegedly being used as a base for the production, distribution and sales of suspected counterfeit alcoholic beverages.

Oni added that on February 24, the Federal Task Force on Fake and Counterfeit Water Production arrested one Mr. Daniel Ezekwelu for allegedly producing fake water for injection in two compounds at Ojoto, a village near Nnewi in Anambra State.

She said, “During the raid, two under-aged girls were found filling and sealing the fake water for injection under Ezekwelu’s cover.

“Items recovered include plastic containers, gas cylinders and packs of the fake water for injection packed as 100 to 10m vials and labelled ‘sterilised water for injection BP’, with manufacturing date of 2015 and expiry date put at 2020, and said to be produced by Hossanna Laboratories Limited, Surrey.”

A transport vehicle containing several cartons of suspected counterfeit Peak Milk from the East was intercepted by the agency as it arrived Lagos by 4am on February 17, according to Oni, adding that the alleged owner, Onyekachi Ikegwonu, had been arrested.

All the cases, according to NAFDAC, will be transferred to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for prosecution.

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Re: NAFDAC Busts Forgery Syndicate Linked To Indians, Mexicans - Punch by babyfaceafrica: 7:16am On Mar 01, 2017
Lolz

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Re: NAFDAC Busts Forgery Syndicate Linked To Indians, Mexicans - Punch by afroniger: 7:22am On Mar 01, 2017
Counterfeiting/faking water used in mixing injections and producing fake peak milk?? These criminals are no different (if not worse) than Boko Haram. Imagine the number of lives that could be lost as a result of consuming such products? sadcry angry Pure evil.

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Re: NAFDAC Busts Forgery Syndicate Linked To Indians, Mexicans - Punch by adioolayi(m): 7:23am On Mar 01, 2017
"alleged international criminal group headed by Mr. Eze Okoronkwo, a resident of Aba, Abia State."

grin.... I no tell you grin

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Re: NAFDAC Busts Forgery Syndicate Linked To Indians, Mexicans - Punch by Swaggzkid: 7:24am On Mar 01, 2017
Yoowah!... na dem dey give dis we country bad name. After dem go pack d moni go build mansion 4 village, callin demsef sef-employed businessman. WELDON SIR!


Afonjas cum see food.

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Re: NAFDAC Busts Forgery Syndicate Linked To Indians, Mexicans - Punch by dgr8truth(m): 7:35am On Mar 01, 2017
The craze for wealth. It is high time we come hard on all these fake drugs and counterfeit products producers, and marketers.

The names though saddens my heart.

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Re: NAFDAC Busts Forgery Syndicate Linked To Indians, Mexicans - Punch by Thisis2raw(m): 8:04am On Mar 01, 2017
The Indians are becoming a problem here

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Re: NAFDAC Busts Forgery Syndicate Linked To Indians, Mexicans - Punch by Donald7610: 8:04am On Mar 01, 2017
Onpe
Re: NAFDAC Busts Forgery Syndicate Linked To Indians, Mexicans - Punch by hopeforcharles(m): 8:07am On Mar 01, 2017
grin grin, Internationally based in Nigeria, funny crime is everywhere, it knows no boundary.
Re: NAFDAC Busts Forgery Syndicate Linked To Indians, Mexicans - Punch by goryorhal(m): 8:09am On Mar 01, 2017
Which way to go 9ja...
No need to talk na their area of specialization b that ..


Them get degree for that kind skills...

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Re: NAFDAC Busts Forgery Syndicate Linked To Indians, Mexicans - Punch by Nobody: 8:10am On Mar 01, 2017
Our country is messed up as it is and these animals want to mess it up further. Idiotas!

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Re: NAFDAC Busts Forgery Syndicate Linked To Indians, Mexicans - Punch by sakalisis(m): 8:10am On Mar 01, 2017
cool
Re: NAFDAC Busts Forgery Syndicate Linked To Indians, Mexicans - Punch by TimoTee1: 8:10am On Mar 01, 2017
adioolayi:
"alleged international criminal group headed by Mr. Eze Okoronkwo, a resident of Aba, Abia State."

grin.... I no tell you grin
Buh why are these guys like this??

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Re: NAFDAC Busts Forgery Syndicate Linked To Indians, Mexicans - Punch by mccoy47(m): 8:10am On Mar 01, 2017
Let's start xenophobic violence on indians
Re: NAFDAC Busts Forgery Syndicate Linked To Indians, Mexicans - Punch by goryorhal(m): 8:12am On Mar 01, 2017
Which way to go 9ja... cry
No need to talk na their area of specialization b that ..


Them get degree for that kind skills...

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Re: NAFDAC Busts Forgery Syndicate Linked To Indians, Mexicans - Punch by cloudyskygrind(m): 8:12am On Mar 01, 2017
This our eastern brothers are so mean, producing fake everything and killing people. I've never seen a people with such criminal mentality. God help us

But they're not alone, there are collaborators in that NAFDAC circle

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Re: NAFDAC Busts Forgery Syndicate Linked To Indians, Mexicans - Punch by shamecurls(m): 8:13am On Mar 01, 2017
Flat-heads re a curse upon Nigeria.


They should be allowed to have there Biafra so they can extinguish there existence on Earth.

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Re: NAFDAC Busts Forgery Syndicate Linked To Indians, Mexicans - Punch by madridguy(m): 8:13am On Mar 01, 2017
Mouth sealed.
Re: NAFDAC Busts Forgery Syndicate Linked To Indians, Mexicans - Punch by AdonaiRoofing(m): 8:14am On Mar 01, 2017
Let Nafdac go hard on them, these people are destroying our economy though with the connivance of some callous Nigerians

Contact us for all your roofing jobs and roof maintenance etc

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Re: NAFDAC Busts Forgery Syndicate Linked To Indians, Mexicans - Punch by jeffizy(m): 8:15am On Mar 01, 2017
Big shame on citizens who pile up the problems of the country and are the first to shout on government.
A country where some will knowingly harm and kill their fellow brothers just to have their account pile up.
We, the citizens are our own problem, not Nigeria as a country.

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Re: NAFDAC Busts Forgery Syndicate Linked To Indians, Mexicans - Punch by Laden02(m): 8:15am On Mar 01, 2017
Na Dem grin angry grin grin

adioolayi:
"alleged international criminal group headed by Mr. Eze Okoronkwo, a resident of Aba, Abia State."

grin.... I no tell you grin

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Re: NAFDAC Busts Forgery Syndicate Linked To Indians, Mexicans - Punch by UnknownT: 8:16am On Mar 01, 2017
My people,My people Its very sad
Re: NAFDAC Busts Forgery Syndicate Linked To Indians, Mexicans - Punch by Rich4god(m): 8:16am On Mar 01, 2017
Seriously.... Ayam not just understanding some certain pple....

What joy do u derive in committing crime.

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Re: NAFDAC Busts Forgery Syndicate Linked To Indians, Mexicans - Punch by sisisioge: 8:29am On Mar 01, 2017
A very big shame! Been meaning to write to Nafdac to investigate one big shop in Arena, Oshodi where one woman stock tons of fake mamalemon washing soaps. The thing peels my hand like kilode whenever I buy from her. It is well.

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Re: NAFDAC Busts Forgery Syndicate Linked To Indians, Mexicans - Punch by lekbel09(m): 8:31am On Mar 01, 2017
adioolayi:
"alleged international criminal group headed by Mr. Eze Okoronkwo, a resident of Aba, Abia State."

grin.... I no tell you grin
Mumu boy must u tribalise evrything, btwn am yoruba
Re: NAFDAC Busts Forgery Syndicate Linked To Indians, Mexicans - Punch by Nobody: 8:31am On Mar 01, 2017
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Re: NAFDAC Busts Forgery Syndicate Linked To Indians, Mexicans - Punch by CellTabRepairs: 8:32am On Mar 01, 2017
How citizens and government allow these foreigners invade our land and perpetuate criminal acts aided by Nigerians is what I can't put my head on. Expose these expats! If you work in their companies don't fear expose them. They underpay Nigerians, treat them like slaves and intimidate them yet most people keep quiet. Use your camera phones or social media accounts if relevant authorities turn blind eye due to bribery.

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Re: NAFDAC Busts Forgery Syndicate Linked To Indians, Mexicans - Punch by DeRay98(m): 8:35am On Mar 01, 2017
Multiplication of evil schemes all in the bid to " Hammer" at all cost.

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Re: NAFDAC Busts Forgery Syndicate Linked To Indians, Mexicans - Punch by blessedvisky(m): 8:42am On Mar 01, 2017
I knew Israelites will be there too.. Not just Indians and Mexicans grin grin

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Re: NAFDAC Busts Forgery Syndicate Linked To Indians, Mexicans - Punch by tammie24: 8:45am On Mar 01, 2017
Our people be helping foreigners cheat us for money sad
Re: NAFDAC Busts Forgery Syndicate Linked To Indians, Mexicans - Punch by TonySpike: 8:45am On Mar 01, 2017
She said after investigation, it was discovered that the three cases were hatched and executed by an alleged international criminal group headed by Mr. Eze Okoronkwo , a resident of Aba, Abia State.

Case closed!

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