A popular Lagos mall that stocks and sells fake wines and spirit was yesterday sealed up by operatives of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC.
The regulatory officers of NAFDAC from its Investigation and Enforcement Directorate invaded the three branches of the mall in Ajah, Gbagada and Magodo-Isheri areas of the state alongside security operatives and newsmen.
Confirming the sealing of the mall, team leader of the Magodo-Isheri operation, Mr Andy Tamanuwa, who is a chief regulatory officer, stressed that the exercise is a routine one targeted at ensuring that consumable products meet up with regulatory standards.
He said the confiscated items were mainly popular brands and expensive alcoholic beverages imported.
Tamanuwa said: “There were complaints received about the sale of cloned wines and spirits against the company and which were discovered to be true when we got here to inspect the place. We found the products and accordingly seized them. They will be evacuated from the outlet for further investigations.”
“The exercise was extended to the Gbagada and Ajah outlets of the mall and they were equally sealed following same discoveries.”
It will be recalled that the agency, in recent weeks, has redoubled its effort in wiping out counterfeit products in circulation across the country.