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Fake Cosmetics: NAFDAC Arraigns Two Business Men for Selling  Unregistered Products



The presiding Judge of a Lagos Federal high court Justice Yelin Bogoro has ordered the remand of two Lagos business men Friday Emmanuel Chieze,  and Nnam Ifeanyi Kingsley in correctional services custody till July 1st, 2024 when the court would  rule  on thier bail application.

The defendants, Chieze and Kingsley were arraigned by the National Food For Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, for alleged selling of  cosmetics to wit: Riggs Body Spray, without registration.

When the matter was mentioned for arraignment, NAFDAC,prosecutor Ngozi Emma- Afoke urged the court to allow the charge to be read to the defendants for their plea to be taken. 

Consequently, the three counts charge was read and the defendants pleaded not guilty to. the charge.

Following the  defendants’ not-guilty plea, the prosecutor, Ngozi Emma- Afoke urged the court to remand the defendants in the custody of the Nigerian Correctional Service , pending when their  trial will commence .

However, the defense counsel, Kingsley Oyemaechi informed the court that he has a bail application filed on behalf of the defendants and pray the court to allow him move the bail application. 

After moving the bail application which was not opposed  by the prosecution, Justice Yelin Bogoro adjourned ruling on the bail application till July 1st, 2024.

The charge against the defendants reads:That you, Friday Emmanuel Chieze, Male, 28 Years old of Brono Plaza, D007, Balogun Business Association, Trade Fair Complex, Lagos, and Nnam Ifeanyi Kingsley, Male, Adult, of No A27, Imo Plaza, Balogun Business Association, Trade Fair Complex, Lagos, on or about ,18th January, 2024, at the above named address, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, did sell cosmetics to wit: Riggs body spray, without registration and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 1 (1) of the Food, Drugs and Related Products (Registration, ETC) Act, Cap. F33, LFN, 2004 and punishable under Section 6 of the same Act.