A man, Goodluck Nwadike, has been apprehended by officials of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) in Kano for storing falsified and substandard Tetanus vaccines.
The Director General of the agency, Prof. Moji Adeyeye disclosed this in a statement on Thursday, March 1.
She added that the suspect was arrested at his shop located at No. 2, Mallam Kato Market, Sabon Gari, Kano following intelligence received about his activities.
According to her, Tetanus vaccines found with the suspect included “Absorb Dano’’ and “IP”.
Adeyeye disclosed that the drugs recovered from the suspect had a street value of N1.5 million.
“Based on information received, NAFDAC officials stormed the shop and arrested the culprit on discovery of the drugs.
“The vaccines were found stored under poor storage conditions, in drawers in the shop. They were meant to be stored in temperatures between two degrees centigrade and eight degrees centigrade.
“The culprit confessed that he gets his supplies from Bridge Head Market, Onitsha, Anambra,” the statement read.
She further disclosed that the case was ongoing as the vaccines were being mopped up.