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April 19, 2024
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Lagos Police Nab Four in Counterfeit Drink Raid

The Lagos State Police Command, on Thursday, announced that its operatives busted a fake drink factory in the Agege area of the state and arrested four suspects connected to the illegal factory.

This comes as the police stated they had initiated an investigation into the alleged production and distribution of counterfeit drinks by the suspects.

The command’s Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, revealed this in a brief message on his X (formerly Twitter) page on Thursday.

According to Hundeyin, during the raid, the four suspects believed to be the masterminds behind the illegal distillery were apprehended, and fake drinks were seized, among other items.

Hundeyin further noted that fake drinks, empty bottles, and labels of various brands were also confiscated during the operation.

“Officers of Isokoko Division, acting on credible information, raided a house in Agege where fake alcoholic drinks were being produced.

“The police arrested four people behind the illegal distillery and recovered fake drinks, empty bottles, and labels of different brands. The investigation is ongoing,” the PPRO stated.

Meanwhile, netizens, while reacting to the arrests, emphasised that the circulation of fake drinks could result in the loss of lives of residents of the state.

@MA_Dibola commented, “Wow, that’s some impressive police work! It’s great to hear that the officers of the Isokoko Division acted on credible information and raided a house in Agege where fake alcoholic drinks were being produced. The fact that they arrested four people and recovered fake drinks, empty bottles, and labels of different brands shows their dedication to combating illegal activities. I hope the investigation leads to further actions against those responsible for this illegal distillery.”

@_taymi added, “Good job on this. I think more of this should be continued and should not be taken lightly. People like this should be used as scapegoats.”

In the same month, officers attached to the Ojo Division of the Lagos State Police Command arrested two suspects, Magnus Nwonka, 42, and Imo Lawrence, 35, for possessing fake drinks.

The suspects were reported to have led the detectives to a multi-room factory in a filthy environment where the fake drinks were produced.

 

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